Q&A with Westmeath and Rosemount goalkeeper Eoin Carberry who was named on the Irish Independent’s Division 3 Team of the Year for his performances which included an injury time penalty save away to Derry that gave us the win.
Best and worst in training? Best trainer is Ger Egan, worst trainer is myself
Most intelligent on and off the pitch? On the pitch is John Egan, off the pitch is Frankie Boyle
Do u have any superstitions? Always sit in the same place in the dressing room
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Play football as long as you can because your playing career is far shorter than retirement.
Biggest messer? Finbar coyne – Apaches ambassador
Can you tell us one random fact about yourself? Reigning long kick champion of Westmeath but it was back in 2011. They haven’t held one since.
What 3 people in the world would you invite for dinner? Rita Ora, Mo Salah and Kenny dalglish
Best memory? Winning the intermediate championship with Rosemount
Biggest disappointment? Losing to Longford in the U21 championship back in 2011
Most skilful player? Luke Loughlin. Best talent I’ve seen in Westmeath in a long time
Best singer and Worst taste in music? Best singer is Kieran Martin, Worst taste in music Boidu Sayeh
Best place for team bonding? Joe Quinn’s Aspire in Clara
Best and Worst dancer? Best dancer James Dolan, Worst dancer David lynch. From bits I can remember
Best and Worst dresser? Best dresser Noely Mulligan, Worst dresser Kev Fagan – shocking red runners
Who from the current Westmeath squad is most likely going to be a 1. manager, 2. millionaire and 3. in media? 1. Jamie Gonoud 2. Callum McCormack 3. John Heslin
If you could play an All-Ireland final or Leinster final in any stadium outside of Ireland, what stadium would you choose? Anfield
Who’s the most famous sportsperson you’ve ever met? Gianfranco Zola
What’s the greatest game you’ve been to in any sport? Rosemount U14’s 2 years ago in the county final in Moate against Kilbeggan were getting bet by 10 points with 5 minutes to go but came back and won. Will always stick out in my mind as they never gave up.
Have you ever shown any ability in another sport and would you like to have pursued it? Pool maybe but never had time to pursue it
What’s the biggest sacrifice you’ve made because of your county involvement? Missing out playing with the club throughout the year
What part of training or games do you dislike most? I hate running in training and last five minutes of the game when there is one or two points in the game
Who is the joker in the group? Frankie Boyle
What makes a good coach? Good man management, honesty and variety
Biggest moaner? Luke Loughlin by a country mile
Fastest? Jimmy Dolan
Favourite person to follow on Twitter or Instagram? Rita Ora – Instagram, Piers Morgan – Twitter
3 words to describe yourself? Talkative, happy and motivated
Favourite boxset? Power
Favourite Sunday Game pundit? Joe Brolly – says it how it is
Celebrity crush? Rita Ora
If you could be any person in history? Jack Carberry