Leinster Minor Football Champions 2013

Written by admin. Posted in Kildare, Roll of Honour 2013

Published on July 16, 2013 with

Congratulations to Ryan Houlihan, Jamie Connolly and the Kildare Minor team/management on their 2-15 to 2-07 victory over Westmeath in the Leinster final on Sunday. 


Player Profile – Ryan Houlihan
Kildare Minor Footballer

Height 5’10

Weight 79 kg

Favourite food: Lasagne

Favourite music: I’d listen to anything really but love Mumford & Sons

Favourite TV: How I met your mother

Favourite book: Steven Gerrards autobiography

Favourite film: No favourite really I just love comedies

Favourite GAA grounds: Moorefield’s floodlit pitch

Your greatest moment in sport: Winning the Reserve A championship last year

Favourite player: Roli Sweeney

Childhood hero: Johnny Doyle, the man just never stops and is a complete role model on the pitch

Hobbies: Football

Gaelic football gripes: The new gum shield rule for underage football

How to improve Gaelic football: Stop changing the rules and leave the game be free flowing the way it should be

Do you play any other sports: No

Biggest career achievement: At the moment Reserve A Championship, but hoping to add more in the future

Biggest career disappointment: Losing to Dublin in the Leinster semi-final last year

Favourite personal saying: You can always give more

Pet hates: Losing

Advice to young players: Hard work will always pay off

How would you like to be remembered:As someone who always worked hard and never gave up on a game

Player Profile
Jamie Connolly – Kildare Minor Footballer

Height: 6ft 2″

Weight: 80kg

Favourite food: Potatoes, Chicken and Veg.

Favourite tv: The big bang theory

Favourite music: All types, except jazz

Favourite book: Don’t read, but in primary school I loved reading Treasure Island.

Favourite film: S.W.A.T

Favourite GAA ground: Newtowncashel GAA Club Co. Longford

Your greatest moment in sport: Representing Moorefield in the Feile back in 2009

Toughest opponent: Mark Sherry from Two Mile House

Favourite player: Paul Flynn, Dublin

Childhood hero: My older brother

Hobbies: Darts, soccer, pitch and putt

Gaelic football gripes: Matches called off a few hours before throw in

How to improve Gaelic football: Have proper linesmen in underage football

Do you play any other sports: Played soccer but am concentrating now on gaa

Biggest career achievement: Getting to two Leinster finals with the Kildare Minors in league and Kildare County vec team

Biggest career disappointment: :Losing the Leinster finals with Kildare Minors

Favourite personal saying: Only as good as your last game

Pet hates: Playing a GAA match under flood lights

Advice to young players: Train and practice hard.

How would you like to be remembered: That I gave it all in every game I played

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Photos Courtesy of Pat Tinsley