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Niall Cahalane


West- Cork medals won with Castlehaven U-12, U-14, 2 x U-16, U-18, 5 x U-21A, 1 x U21B hurling championship
Cork County medals won with Castlehaven 1 x U-16, 2 x U-21, 3 X Senior, 3 x Kelleher Shield (County League)
Munster medals won with Castlehaven 3 x Senior Munster Club Football Championship
Munster medals won with Cork 1 x U-18, 2 x U-21, 7 x Senior
All –Ireland medals won with Cork 1 x U-18, 1 x U-21, 2 x Senior, 1 x National League
Awards 2 x All-Stars, 2 x B&I awards (player of the year).
Represented Ireland twice in the Australian Compromise Rules series in 1986 and 1987.
Others 1 x County Hurling League with Blackrock and 4 x New York Championships with Donegal New York
Most admired player? Larry Tompkins
Greatest influence? Padraig Burke and Castlehaven club from the late 60’s onwards
Greatest sporting moment/s? Captaining Castlehaven to Senior county success in 1994
Greatest sporting disappointment? Not winning an All- Ireland club Championship with Castlehaven (would love to see the day when it happens).
Receiving 12 month suspension after 1997 county final.
Best opponent? Pat Spillane
Favourite food? Steak and Chips
Favourite movie and movie star? Movie = Lion King
Movie Star = Clint Eastwood
Who is the style icon of the Castlehaven senior team at the moment? Stephen Hurley
What could the GAA do to improve Gaelic Football? The definition of the tackle and what equates to a foul needs to be worked and communicated to players, referees and supporters alike. Experiment with the pick-up should also be looked at to speed up the game.
 

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