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Adrian Phillips’ quickfire questions


Quickfire Questions

Name: Adrian Phillips
Club: Ballyhaunis
Age: 23
Occupation: PE teacher

If money was no object, what would you do all day?
Travel the world with my friend Shane 'Luigi' Healy.

Tell us something about yourself we don’t know?
I didn't start playing hurling until I was 14.

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve eaten?
Pete Higgins’ egg sandwiches after training.

What makes you angry?
When Mark 'Gus' Phillips takes the last slice of rhubarb tart at home.

First sporting hero?
Damien Duff.

Ideal date?
My girlfriend Aisling (No hurling talk though, she's from Tooreen).

Name three things that are always in your fridge?
The previous night’s pizza, what’s left of Pete's egg sandwiches and an empty milk carton.

One team-mate you’d have in your corner in tag-team MMA?
Jim Cribbin, a tough cookie with a tight grip.

Who is the best and worst dresser in your squad?
Best Dresser - Sean Gildea. Worst Dresser - Adrian Brennan.

Who is the prankster in the squad?
Shane 'Luigi' Healy and Pete Healy are a dangerous pair.

Any hurling superstitions?
Don't take shots on Donie O'Brien in the warm-up, never does my confidence any good.

What makes you nervous?
Stephan Hoban standing over a free.

Last time you cried?
Sitting in the back of the tractor trailer on the way to the bog with dad during the summer.

Who would you like to be stranded on a desert island with?
Sean Gildea, John Bishop and Darren Conlon (He always sees the positive side to everything, three great fellas).

Who is the most under-rated player in Mayo?
Damien Keadin, I’m glad he plays for us.

What do you miss most about being a kid?
Taking my grandad's car for a spin around Granlahan.

What’s your most prized possession?
Last year’s county medal meant a lot.

Best advice you ever got?
‘You’re only as good as your last game’ - Billy Phillips.

Mayo hurler who was your childhood hero?
Pierce Higgins, the best I have ever seen.

Best thing about being a club hurler?
The camraderie on and off the pitch among the panel.

Worst thing about being a club hurler?
The 6am yoga sessions and the uncertainty of fixtures.

Describe yourself in three words?
Tall, dark, handsome.


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