Paudie Fitzgerald Player Profile

Paudie Fitz
Name: Paudie Fitzgerald


Date of Birth: 01-03-1987


Occupation:  Primary School Teacher


Favourite Position(s)
Football:  Attacking corner back.
Hurling: Wing back.


Honours:  Junior B North Cork Football 2012; Division 2 Hurling League 2007;  U21 doubles in ‘09 & ‘11 as selector, lost three finals as a player, what does that tell you??!!


Highlight of your GAA career to date? Winning Junior B Football Championship.


Favourite thing about our club? The craic and friendship amongst the players. A “band of brothers” as Barry Sheedy once put it!!


Do you remember your first game for Shanballymore? Football league game v Doneraile, lost my front tooth!!


Other interests outside of the GAA? Soccer, rugby, athletics, cricket, curling


Which sports person would you most like to meet? Ian Wright


Favourite sporting memory? Tony Adams goal against Everton the day Arsenal were crowned Premier League champions in 1998.


A sporting event you would most like to attend? Olympic Men’s 100m final.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Look for the ball and enjoy playing.


What advice would you give to younger players? Listen to your trainer, practice the skills, have fun and do your best.


You may not know this but “I’m good at”? Irish dancing


Favourite Film? Cool Runnings


Favourite TV show? Breaking Bad


Favourite book? James Corden, May I Have Your Attention Please.


Toughest opponent at training? Mick Donavan, you’ll be sore the morning after.


Growing up my favourite hurler was? Brian Corcoran


Growing up my favourite footballer was?  Teddy Mc Carthy


If there was one thing you would change about the GAA, what would it be?  Quailifed GAA coaches, paid by the GAA, going into primary schools ona regular basis.


If you owned a race horse what would you call it? The Real Rebel Fitz


In ten years time I hope to be? Fit, healthy, happy & the owner of a County Junior B & A medal.


And finally who’s the longest in the shower? Shaun Cronin.

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