Former Dublin hurling star, National league winner, and 5-in-a-row SHC winner David Curtin talks to Sinead Ryan about his favourite likes and dislikes. Dave will be raising money for the Irish Haemophilia Society next year when he competes in the Malin to Mizen Cyle

Height:6 2

Fave Food:pasta carbonara

Fave Music: Bruce Springsteen and trad music!

Fave TV: love/hate and the graham norton show

Fave Book: reading Jim Stynes book at moment, love all sports autobiographies

Favourite Grounds: Nowlan park

What has been your greatest moment in sport? captaining ballyboden to 5 in a row

Who was the toughest opponent you ever faced? Ben O Connor very fast!!

What are your hobbies? cycling, cinema and icing some part of my body!!!

What are your vices? chocolate

Nominate the laziest: Conal Keaney or Simo (Lambert)

GAA Gripes? unfair club championship ,galway clubs straight into all-ireland semi after winning county title

Childhood heroes? Pat Nail, DJ Carey

Do you play any other sports? golf and gaelic football

Do you have any superstitions before a match? same dressing room seat

The highest point of your career to date? winning 1st county title with club/ National Hurling league medal with Dublin

Biggest Disappointment: losing leinster final 2007

Other players with a promising future: Cillian Moffat, Naoise Green

Ways of improving GAA: summer championship matches for clubs

Favourite Personal Saying or term of abuse: “hows the big dog”?!!

Pet Hates: People giving out about hard training sessions

What advice would you give to young players? Give everything you have to get the best out of yourself and take the disappointments and move on

How would you like to be remembered? Hopefully as player who gave his all, but probably be remembered for keeping physios in business!!!