Player Profile – Cathal MacSuibhne

The Ranelagh Gaels Player Profile  finger points at Cathal MacSuibhne this week, everyone’s favourite Gaelgoir.

Under questioning he fails to mention that he works for AIB (along with half of the rest of the team), but we won’t hold that against him because he tells us the recession isn’t his fault.

He’s come a long way since joining the Gaels – all the way from the Donegal Gaeltacht to a permanent stay at The Jackson Court Hotel, in fact.

Name: Cathal MacSuibhne

Age: 25

Hometown/club: Falcarrach, Co Donegal / Cloich Cheann Fhaola

Occupation: Business Analyst

Facebook status: I cant believe I ate the whole thing

Position (keep it clean!): A forward since youth so for some reason a back for the Gaels.

Joined the Gaels: 2009

Best words of wisdom from Liam O’Hagan: ‘Jaysus, that fella wouldnt get a kick in a stampede.’

Favourite Gaels memory: Ladies final last year, ball cannoning off the crossbar and away to safety; knew we had it then.

First three songs on your ipod/MP3 on shuffle: Acrobat – U2; Perfect Day – Lou Reed; Raggle Taggle Gypsy – Planxty.

If you need further proof that Cathal speaks his native language quite well, click on the link below and listen to him talking about Ranelagh Gaels ar RnG:

01-Gaeil-Raghnallach-Agallamh.mp3

If you could have any 3 people around for dinner, who would they be and why: Evanne Ni Chuilinn from RTE sport – a lovely girleen, could have a chat about the Championship as well; Peter Kay – funniest man alive; a chef – may as well get someone to cook a decent dinner!

Black porter or red wine: Porter

X-Factor or Frontline: Both painful to watch, Frontline I suppose.

Grainne Seoige or Sharon Ni Bheolain: Two fine Gaeilgoirs but has to be Sharon.

Soccer or Rugby: Soccer

All-time favourite Fair City Character: Someone who drinks in McCoy’s.

The Ranelagh Gaels player who can’t kick a ball straight: I’ll just say everyone seeing as its pre-season!

Least favourite thing about Junior football: Going from a Croke Park-esque surface one week to a cattle grazing field the next.

Best footballer you’ve ever trained/played with: Liam O’Hagan

You’ve just won the €7,300 top prize in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto – you spend the money on:
A holiday, clearing the credit card and maybe a wager on Dun na nGall for the Anglo Celt in 2011.

Rule change that would make football better: Get rid of the square ball rule.

In ten years time the Gaels will be: Up a few divisions and Oifig na Gaeilge will receive an extortionate amount of expenses.

Playing Junior C Football for Ranelagh Gaels is great because: It’s a good balance of commitment, competitiveness and craic.

5 Comment(s)

  1. What do you mean I’m not invited to dinner Cathal?!

    Nil sin cool ar bith!!

    Grainne S | Feb 8, 2011 @ 15:15 | Reply

  2. Meself and Ronan tried hard to find a few pictures of Cathal actually playing for the Gaels, but it seems that none exist. Not sure what that says…

    Peter | Feb 8, 2011 @ 15:23 | Reply

  3. a dirty dig Peadar!
    nice pic of Evanne though, good work

    Cathal | Feb 8, 2011 @ 15:27 | Reply

  4. That’s not entirely true, I actually did find a picture. It was one of Cathal not catching the ball against Clontarf and Brian Regan swooping over over like a bald eagle.

    Ronan | Feb 8, 2011 @ 16:41 | Reply

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