Thu, Aug
13 New Articles

Quickfire questions with Alan Moran (Louisburgh GAA)


Name: Alan Moran
Club: Louisburgh
Age: 35
Occupation: Senior Systems Engineer, CBE Claremorris
Lives: Louisburgh

Tell us something about yourself we don’t know?
I’m actually only 25.

A night in, or a big night out?
A night out.

What’s your favourite TV show?

Name three things that are always in your fridge?
Chicken fillets, tomatoes, spinach.

Which three guests would you invite to your dinner party?
Roy Keane, Paul O’Connell and Joe Schmidt because they’re all proven winners.
Who’s your ideal date?
My wife Sharon.

What makes you nervous?
When Michael Gibbons starts Irish dancing in the local pub at 2 o’clock in the morning.

What’s been your worst holiday?
A holiday to Tenerife, never ever again.

Any football superstitions?

Biggest messer in the Louisburgh dressing-room?
Tom Dawson. He is always up to something, especially on our Whatsapp group. A funny man.

What do you miss most about being a kid?
Not having to get up at 6:15am every morning.
What’s your most prized possession?
My County Intermediate and Junior medals, and my Connacht Junior medal.

Most under-rated player in Mayo club football?
To name one in Mayo is tough, but in our own team, our goalie Dan O’Malley. He has saved us on several occasions but probably doesn’t get enough credit for it.

Last time you cried?
When Paul Prendergast ran into me at training a couple weeks ago.

Best thing about playing for Louisburgh GAA?
Sitting in our dressing room before a game, looking around at the lads, and knowing that every one of them will give all they have to win.

Worst thing about playing for Louisburgh GAA?
Training on the White Strand in the wind and rain in early January. Absolute torture.

Best advice you ever got?
‘If you put the effort in the rewards will come’.

Three things you’d bring to a desert island?
A boat, phone, knife.  

Describe yourself in three words?
Positive, motivated, aggressive.

Latest Sport

Mayo manager process moves on

FOOTBALL A management appointment committee has been formed as the painstaking process to select the new senior manager continues

Read more ...

So what makes a good manager?

FOOTBALL Billy Joe Padden looks at the qualities that inter-county players look for in a new team manager

Read more ...

Who remembers summer of ‘89?

FOOTBALL Seán Rice takes a stroll down memory lane in his weekly column to remember Mayo’s run to the All-Ireland Final of 1989

Read more ...

Garrymore find a little extra

FOOTBALL Last weekend’s Mayo Senior League Division 1 quarter-final between Garrymore and Westport whetted the appetite for next month’s club championship

Read more ...

Ballyheane make their point again

SOCCER John Corless watched defending champions Ballyheane and title challengers Ballina Town play out a draw in the Mayo Super League

Read more ...