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Quickfire questions with Ciaran Finn


Quickfire Questions

Name: Ciarán Finn
Age:  24
Lives: Claremorris/Letterkenny 
Occupation: Garda
Nickname: Mouse/Finn

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

A Mayo man lifting the Sam Maguire in my lifetime.

Which living person do you most admire?
Damien Kelly. The man makes money-moves day and night as you’re well aware.

What’s your greatest extravagance?
Visiting Stevie Donnellan in whatever country he happens to be at that time. I always come home short a pay cheque or two!!

What’s your favourite journey?
The journey home after a championship win and Shane Crinnigan/ The Brute Nolan putting on a show out the back of Fitzer’s.

What or who is the love of your life?
The love of my life is when it pours rain between 2am-5am on a Saturday night/Sunday morning and the streets of Letterkenny and Ballybofey empty at a phenomenal rate. Brings me joy like nothing else in this world can.

When and where were you happiest?
After beating Ballyhaunis in the 2013 county final. First title in 10 years and having my dad involved made it that bit sweeter. Unforgettable.

Which talent would you most like to have?
The ability to win a ball and not feel the need to go into contact before using it! A talent I’ve been trying to master my whole career and have yet to come close to doing so.

What’s your greatest achievement?
The 2013 county title with Tooreen or the 2018 Nicky Rackard with Donegal. Two very different wins that mean a lot to me for different reasons.

What’s your most treasured possession?
My mobile phone. Can’t see how I would function in any way without it for both work and personal life.

What’s your favourite pass time?
Big fan of anything outdoors - Go Karting, Clay Pigeon shooting, activity centres and the likes.

What’s the quality you most like in a person?
Sense of humour! If you can’t make it a bit of craic what’s the point at all.

Who are your favourite GAA players?
Football: Con O’Callaghan. The man’s a machine. Hurling: Tommy Walsh. I always tried to mimic how he played growing up.

What’s your motto?
Usually goes something like, “You’re not obliged to say anything unless you wish to do so......”
Nothing worth having was ever easy. Be the hardest worker on and off the pitch.

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