Player Profile – Timothy Cronin

This week the Player Profile spotlight falls on Timothy/Tim/Timmy Cronin – also known as Ranelagh Gaels Player of the Year 2010. He only joined the club at the start of the year and took time out from visiting Coppers and doing triathalons to play some pretty good football.

Name: Timothy Cronin

Age: 28

Hometown/club
: Tralee /John Mitchels

Occupation
: Business Analyst

Facebook status: Single…is that right? (I don’t know Tim – you tell us)

Position (keep it clean!): Wing/full forward

Joined the Gaels: 2010

Best words of wisdom from Liam O’Hagan: “I could knock that over with me neddy.”

Favourite Gaels memory: Beating Mayfield in the 7-a-side competition down in Macroom to progress to the semi-finals.

First three songs on your ipod/MP3 on shuffle: As The Crow Flies – Rory Gallagher, The Lemon Song – Led Zeppelin, The Auld Triangle – The Dubliners

Last decent film you saw: Inception

Black porter or red wine: Black porter

X-Factor or Frontline: Frontline

Grainne Seoige or Sharon Ni Bheolain
: Sharon Ni Bheolain

Soccer or rugby: Soccer

All-time favourite Coronation Street Character: None

All-time favourite cute-hoor Kerry man: Jackie Healy Rea
Jackie Healy-Rae (pictured, centre), who represents the Kerry South constituency, will help decide whether the Irish budget is passed. Photograph: Chris Bacon/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Least favourite thing about Junior football: Dirty feckers trying to take the head off ya instead of playing the ball

The Gaels player that should take over as Taoiseach and why: Cathal Mac Suibhne. Because he has the stuff to do and he’ll go out and do it! Plus the cupla focal would come in handy as well.

You’ve just won the €7,100 top prize in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto – you spend the money on: Pay off my debt from my New Zealand trip this year (2010) and a Gaels Jersey to fit Tadhg Kelly…there probably wouldn’t much left after that!

Santy wants to know have you been a goody boy Timmy – and what you want for Christmas: Yes, I have been a good boy this year. I want santa to bring me the winning numbers for the next Ranelagh Gaels lotto draw!

Rule change that would make football better: Bring in the ‘mark’ rule, like in Aussie rules. It would encourage teams to improve their passing.

In ten years time the Gaels will be: 17 years old…like a nice bottle of Jameson!

Playing Junior C Football for Ranelagh Gaels is great because: I get to see places in Dublin that I would never get to see otherwise…like the north side.

6 Comment(s)

  1. “Facebook status: Single…is that right?”

    Well Timothy, we’ll have to have a word about that when you get home tonight.

    Mrs Cronin | Dec 22, 2010 @ 14:39 | Reply

  2. Timmy, That was a dirty dig.

    Tadhg | Dec 22, 2010 @ 20:17 | Reply

  3. What a great beard,yourself and that guy from the first profile,Denis,are real men.

    E.M | Dec 22, 2010 @ 21:07 | Reply

  4. Tadhg don’t be taking it personally, Timmy of course will be hiring the man of style Paul Galvin to tailor your jersey! It’s sure to help with his column.

    Enda take note, get on to Paul-G about doing our new jerseys. We could be as big as Stade Francais.

    Ronan | Dec 22, 2010 @ 21:12 | Reply

  5. Would you mind saving a few bob so that I can have a jersey that fits, too?

    Big Pat | Jan 14, 2011 @ 21:28 | Reply

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