Player Profile – Karen Coughlan

As counties go, few have produced as many Gaels as Waterford, with both ladies and mens teams well represented by the Deise – yet none of them have ever been the subject of our player profile series…….until now!

Step forward current Ladies Player of the Year, Karen Coughlan, who reveals her fondness for Friday nights in the Big Smoke, her dislike for chasing teenagers, sheds light on her recent fraping incident and suggests that AIB could once again destroy save the country!

NAME: Karen Stephanie Coughlan

AGE: 24

HOME TOWN: Waterford

OCCUPATION: Mad scientist/eternal student

FACEBOOK STATUS: “Not perfect timing, but I still feel blessed!” accompanied with a sonogram of a baby as a profile picture. Shouldn’t have left my facebook signed in in the lab, rookie mistake. And to be clear, the reason I didn’t play the match that week is because I pulled a muscle not because I am with child!

POSITION (KEEP IT CLEAN): Wingin’ it at half back this year

JOINED THE GAELS: last year

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES: When I wore James’s boots at training, I would say my feet!

CLAIM TO FAME: Tommy Tiernan told me he loved me?!

BEST WORDS OF WISDOM FROM JIMMY OR DENIS: Forget everything Ronan taught you!

FAVOURITE GAELS MEMORY: The surprise of getting player of the year last year.

FIRST THREE SONGS ON YOUR iPOD/MP3 ON SHUFFLE: Lisa Hannigan – What’ll I do, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes – Home, One direction – One Thing (guilty pleasure!)

LAST DECENT FILM YOU SAW: Crazy, Stupid, Love. Maybe chick flicks can’t be considered decent but it was very funny.

BLACK PORTER OR RED WINE: Red wine

X-FACTOR OR FRONTLINE: No thanks.

JOHN O’SHEA OR KEN McGRATH? Ken McGrath, GAA all the way.

SHOPPING ON SATURDAY OR EARLY MORNING TRAINING IN BUSHY PARK?: Either one once they’re not too early.’Dublin does Fridays like nowhere else’ you know!

SOCCER OR RUGBY: Soccer.

FAVOURITE WATERFORD GAA MEMORY: When Ballygunner won the senior club county final last year.

 

FAVOURITE PLAYER EVER: Barry and Paul Coughlan, the little brothers do me proud.

IRELAND ’S GREATEST SPORTSMAN/WOMAN: Deirdre Breathnach?!!?

WHICH GAEL IS THE WORST TRAINER? I couldn’t say a bad thing about any of our trainers!

 

LEAST FAVOURITE THING ABOUT JUNIOR FOOTBALL: My brothers not respecting my sporting achievements!

THE COUNTRY IS DOOMED, WHICH GAEL COULD TAKE US OUT OF OUR ECONOMIC CRISIS: AIB dream team – Edel O’Brien, Louise Donohoe and Cathal MacSuibhne.

ALL-TIME FAVOURITE CORONATION STREET CHARACTER : I haven’t seen it in years… I’ll have to go with Gail Platt, a neck like that, she’s a phenomenon.

WORST TIME KEEPER ON THE PANEL: Myself and Alison when we’re together, we’re a bad influence on each other!

IF YOU WERE ON RADIO WHAT WOULD YOUR CATCHPHRASE BE: I really don’t know.. maybe catch you on the next wave. I doubt I’d be allowed on the radio with such a cheesy catchphrase though.

YOU’VE JUST WON THE €2,100 TOP PRIZE IN THE RANELAGH GAELS CLUB LOTTO – YOU WOULD SPEND THE MONEY ON: definitely a holiday.

IF YOU WEREN’T KICKING A BALL WITH THE GAELS YOU’D BE: with my friends, probably eating.

RULE CHANGE THAT WOULD MAKE FOOTBALL BETTER: Junior teams having some sort of age limits, running after 14 year olds gets tiring!

IN TEN YEARS TIME THE GAELS WILL BE: still going strong I hope.

PLAYING LADIES FOOTBALL FOR RANELAGH GAELS IS GREAT BECAUSE: The people really make it and gaelic football is a great game. I love it!

2 Comment(s)

  1. I clearly am having nothing to do with this club ever again. Poor Deirdre Breathnach, that image is going to haunt you for the rest of your Gaels days. FYI Karen, come back to me when you have your Championship medal. BOOM BOOM!

    Ronan Murphy is not impressed | May 26, 2012 @ 08:57 | Reply

  2. Cathal MacSuibhne has a lot to answer for! The world’s sneakiest alterior motive facebook friending ever!!
    Brilliant profile otherwise Karen! Gas woman!

    Deirdre Breathnach | May 30, 2012 @ 11:21 | Reply

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