Stephen Donegan Player Profile

Stephen Donegan
Name: Stephen Donegan


Date of Birth: 13-08-1990


Occupation: Stockman on a pig farm


Favourite Position(s)
Football:  Goalkeeper or in the forwards if I was fit enough.
Hurling: Goalkeeper.


Honours: U21 double in 2009 and 2011,North Cork Football in 2012 and Division 2 hurling in 2007


Highlight of your GAA career to date? I’d say winning the u21 double in 09, we were playing together since u10s so to win something with the adult team together was a great feeling.


Favourite thing about our club? The craic we have as a team and when we do bring a cup back to the village you can see how important GAA is to the community.


Do you remember your first game for Shanballymore? Ya, I think it was the last football league game of the year, it was raining heavy and we had the bare 15.


Other interests outside of the GAA? Rugby, darts and soccer


Which sports person would you most like to meet? Roy Keane or Ronan O Gara


Favourite sporting memory? Munster winning Heineken cup in 2006 or Cork winning the All-Ireland in 2004.


A sporting event you would most like to attend? Munster winning Heineken cup in 2006 or Cork winning the All-Ireland in 2004.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Practice on the gable end of your house not the wall with the windows.


What advice would you give to younger players? Try and get your hurley and sliotar in your hand at some stage everyday.


You may not know this but “I’m good at”? Picking the wrong horse to win the race.


Favourite Film? Scarface or the Godfather


Favourite TV show? Entourage


Favourite book? The Mr Men books


Toughest opponent at training? Sean Lynch.


Growing up my favourite hurler was? Ben O Connor or Eddie Brennan


Growing up my favourite footballer was? Ciaran MacDonald


If there was one thing you would change about the GAA, what would it be? Reduce the price of going into some matches.


If you owned a race horse what would you call it? A Slim Chance


In ten years time I hope to be? Healthy, Happy and still involved in Shanballymore GAA


And finally who’s the longest in the shower? Jamie Sheedy takes his time.

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