Bride Rovers

Michael   Kearney

NameMichael Kearney
Date Of Birth11/7/1989
Height14st 5lbs
Honours WonU12 County championships, U15 Imokilly hurling County medal, Junior A football East Cork, Junior B hurling East Cork, minor football league medal, various underage east corks in both hurling and football at U12,U13, U14, U15 and U16.
OccupationClerical Officer in the Civil Service.
When/Where did you first play hurling?Probably in the garden with my father. And then my first game was under 6’s in the pitch. I think I was 4.
Best Advice GivenNever give up, keep going until the very end… The fitter you are the better you are.
What skill is the most important?First touch in hurling, Running with the ball at pace in football.
Anything you'd change about the game?2 points for a side line cut over the bar.
Best memory as a player?Winning the Junior B East Cork final, senior game v Castlelyons, scoring a goal against Carrigtwohill in 2013 and the whole season in 2008 where I made my debut in senior, reaching to the final in my first year starting was a dream come true.
Best GAA memory outside of playing?2003 Intermediate hurling final. What a game. That David Burke goal in injury time against Cloyne 2012.(It’s nearly the only thing I remember from that game)
Best Hurler you have ever seenSean Cavanagh in football, Iarla Tannian in hurling. Two power houses with great stamina in the game.
Favourite Sport besides HurlingSoccer
If there was a transfer market, who would you buy for Bride Rovers?Joe Canning
Toughest opponent?Padraig Murphy, his side step got me every time in training matches.
When I was a child, I wanted to be...Big... (Unfortunately I exceeded that, now I want to be skinny)
You may not know it but I’m actually good at?Remembering storylines of TV shows and plots of films.
Best invention everExternal Harddrives (So many films and TV shows)
In 10 years time I hope to beLighter (or at least the same weight) and happy… Hopefully still able to play a bit too.