Dublin GAA PRO and former Club Chairman and PRO, Gerry O’ Sullivan, answers Sinead Ryan’s questions.

Gerry O’Sullivan
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