Dublin GAA PRO and former Club Chairman and PRO, Gerry O’ Sullivan, answers Sinead Ryan’s questions.
Fave Food: Italian
Fave Music: Traditional Irish and Classical
Fave TV: TG4
Fave Book: Lots but especially “Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck; “The Barracks” by John McGahern and “An Evil Cradling” by Brian Keenan
Favourite Grounds: My Bed
What has been your greatest moment in sport? Junior hurling championship 1988 and mentor of All-Ireland winning U16 Sevens title in 1995
Who was the toughest opponent you ever faced? John Kirwan!
What are your hobbies? Reading, travelling, music
What are your vices? Always rushing…
GAA Gripes? Managers and players who don’t know the rules of their game
Childhood heroes? Eamonn Cregan of Limerick and Charlie McCarthy of Cork
Do you play any other sports? Walking!!
The highest point of your career to date? Chairing the club and coming through the “fire” intact!
Biggest Disappointment: None
Other players with a promising future: Jamie Desmond, Doireann Mullany and Robbie McDaid
Ways of improving GAA: make club matches 70 minutes
Favourite Personal Saying or term of abuse: mostly unprintable but “if you had a brain you’d be dangerous”
Pet Hates: People with reputations that haven’t been earned; people who don’t pay their membership
What advice would you give to young players? There’s no substitute for work
How would you like to be remembered? As some who tried his best