As a way of keeping our minds ticking over we have been reaching out to players, officials and anyone who will listen to ask them 10 Quickfire Questions.

They may or may not be the most inspiring words you will read in 2020 but it’s a bit of a laugh and we will be updating with  new entrants each week for a while at least.

If you fancy answering the questions, drop a text or WhatsApp to Rob Hartnett on Zero863851955

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We have three for one in the latest update to the Cuala Quickfire 10 with Dad Donal, Daughter Sinéad and Son Liam going into the chair…

Name Donal Murphy

Role in Cuala Hurling and Camogie Coach

Favourite food Schteak ‘n Schpuds

Night out or night in At the moment, Out, anywhere

Best advice Move the Feet

Best thing about Cuala The Accents

Free ticket to any sports event? World Darts Final – Fancy Dress Section

Favourite movie? The Commitments

Nickname as a kid? N/A

Favourite TV comedy show?  Anything starring Boris Johnson

Favourite non GAA sport? Skiing

 

Name: Sinéad Murphy

Role in Cuala: Player

Favourite food: Chocolate

Night out or night in: Night in

Best advice: Anything my dad says…

Best thing about Cuala: Sense of community

Free ticket to any sports event?: Athletics in the Olympics

Favourite movie?: The Blind Side

Nickname as a kid?: Shin

Favourite TV comedy show? Derry Girls

Favourite non GAA sport? Athletics

 

Name Liam Murphy

Role in Cuala? player

Favourite food? chicken wings

Night out or night in? night in

Best advice:15 minutes of hurling a day

Best thing about Cuala: the friends you make along the way

Free ticket to any sports event: the Ryder Cup

Favourite movie: cool runnings

Favourite TV comedy show: Father Ted

Favourite non gaa sport: soccer

 

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Ainm: Colmán O Drisceóil

Bia is fearr liom : Borgaire agus Sceallóga
Oíche amuigh nó istigh? Amuigh le mo chara Ipa i dTigh Mhic Gearailt
An rud is fearr liom faoi Chuala: na cluichí a imirt
An chomhairle is fearr : éist do bhéal agus lean ar aghaidh.
Ticéad do Chraobh Shinsireach Iomána na hÉireann agus Baile Átha Cliath ag imirt.
Scannán : The Princess Bride
Leasainm mar pháiste : Unmeister
Seó grinn teilifíse : An bhfuil nuacht agam duitse
An spórt neamhCLG is fearr liom : Ní thuigim

 

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Name: Leanne Doyle

Role in Cuala: player, coach, all-round tech support, helper for all things when called upon and many other previous roles…
Favourite food: Lamb or steak
Night out or night in: It doesn’t make a difference once the company is right
Best advice:Listen to understand
Best thing about Cuala: The support and willingness from everyone in the club, we all want to achieve the best.
Free ticket to any sports event? 6 nations (all games)
Favourite movie? The other woman
Nickname as a kid? Lee
Favourite TV comedy show? Friends
Favourite non GAA sport? Rugby

 

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Name? Diarmaid O’Floinn
Role in Cuala? Footballer and Hurler
Favourite food?  Club Bar Steak Sandwich
Night out or in? Night out
Best advice? Get there early – Mick Kirwan
Best thing about Cuala? The people
Free ticket to any sport event? World Cup Final
Favorite movie? Batman the Dark Knight
Nickname? DOF
Favourite tv comedy?  Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favourite non-GAA sport? Soccer

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Name? Caitriona Murphy
Role in Cuala? Footballer
Favourite food?  Indian
Night out or in? Looking forward to a night out when everything is
back to normal
Best advice? Wash your hands!
Best thing about cuala? The friends you make
Free ticket to any sport event? The Wimbledon men or women’s final
Favorite movie? The road to el dorado
Nickname? Cat
Favourite tv comedy?  Scrubs
Favourite non-GAA sport? Basketball

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Name: Peadar O’Cofaigh Byrne

Role in Cuala? Senior Footballer

Favourite food? Chicken Pie

Night out or night in? Night in, after training with a cuppa in hand

Best advice? Don’t lower your own standards to match someone else’s, always push yourself.

Best thing about Cuala? Friendship

Free ticket to any sports event? Marbula One Grand Prix

Favourite movie? Remember the Titans

Nickname as a kid? Enda calls me POCB

Favourite TV comedy show? Brooklyn Nine Nine

Favourite non-GAA sport? Rugby

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Name: Harry Roberts

Role in Cuala? Supporter

Favourite food? Eileens

Night out or night in? Both

Best advice? Listen

Best thing about Cuala? Contribution to the area

Free ticket to any sports event? The Masters

Favourite movie? The Snapper

Nickname as a kid? Har

Favourite TV comedy show? Tommy Cooper

Favourite non-GAA sport? Golf

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Name: Finbarr Murphy

Role in Cuala? Peacemaker

Favourite food? Apple Tart

Night out or night in? Night in

Best advice? Don’t stay in

Best thing about Cuala? Getting out

Free ticket to any sports event? Ken O’Sullivan’s seat at All Ireland Hurling Final

Favourite movie? Godfather 2

Nickname as a kid? Skinny Bar

Favourite TV comedy show? The Larry Sanders Show

Favourite non-GAA sport? Kabaddi is brilliant

 

Name: Fintan O’ Brien

Role in Cuala? Adult Hurler and Academy Parent

Favourite food? Steak

Night out or night in? Night out

Best advice? Practice every day, stay positive and encourage others around you

Best thing about Cuala? Family, friends, community

Free ticket to any sports event? All Ireland Hurling Final

Favourite movie? Goodfellas

Nickname as a kid? * Jumpers*

Favourite TV comedy show? Father Ted

Favourite non-GAA sport? Golf

 

Name Sinéad Wylde

Role in Cuala? Imreoir

Favourite food? Banana Bread

Night out or night in? Night out after all this anyways

Best advice: play as many sports as you can!

Best thing about Cuala? Matches in Hyde road & Joes tuck shop

Free ticket to any sports event?  Wimbledon Finals

Favourite movie? The Blindside

Nickname as a kid? Sinbin

Favourite TV comedy show? The Simpsons

Favourite non GAA sport? Soccer

 

Name Shaunna Curtis

Role in Cuala? Player

Favourite food? Chinese

Night out or night in? – night in

Best advice? practice your weak side/foot as much as your strong.

Best thing about Cuala? The people you meet along the way.

Free ticket to any sports event?  Superbowl

Favourite movie?  The Blind Side

Nickname as a kid?  Curtis

Favourite TV comedy show?  Friends

Favourite Non-GAA sport?  Golf

 

Name Mark Brennan.

Role in Cuala? Games Development Officer

Favourite food? Taytoes

Night Out or Night In? Night out.

Best Advice: Read ‘the man in the arena’ quote !!

Best thing about Cuala? There’s a place for everyone and every ambition.

Free Ticket to any Sporting Event? The Superbowl

Favourite Movie? Lord of the rings.

Nickname as a kid? Koala ( can’t remember why )

Favourite TV Comedy Show? It’s always sunny in Philadelphia

Favourite Non-GAA Sport? Basketball

 

Name Sean Brennan

Role in Cuala? Goalkeeper

Favourite Food? Teriyaki salmon with creamy mash and asparagus

Night Out or Night In? Night in ( how things have changed )

Best Advice? Practise practise practise

Best Thing about Cuala? The community

Free ticket to any Sports event? Masters

Favourite Movie? Black hawk down

Nickname as a kid? Brenno

Favourite TV Comedy Show? Young offenders

Favourite Non-GAA Sport? Golf

 

Name David Treacy

Role in Cuala? Freetaker, not much else

Favourite food? Italian (carbs)

Night out or night in – night in? Smooth jazz and a bottle of red ?

Best advice? Wash your hand & cough into your sleeve!

Best thing about Cuala? Great community with so many characters!

Free ticket to any sports event?  Augusta – Masters

Favourite movie?  I Love You, Man

Nickname as a kid? Jiggly

Favourite TV comedy show? Friends

Favourite non-GAA sport? Golf

 

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Name Jessica Lewis

Role in Cuala? Adult Camogie Comms

Favourite food? Turbot

Night out or night in? At this point…it’s got to be OUT!

Best advice? It’s a marathon not a sprint

Best thing about Cuala? Friendship

Free ticket to any sports event? Rugby World Cup Final

Favourite movie? Up

Nickname as a kid? Freddie – don’t ask!

Favourite TV comedy show? The Big Bang Theory

Favourite Non-GAA sport? Tennis

 

Name: Molly Lewis

Role in Cuala? Senior football and camogie player

Favourite food? Depends on the mood

Night out or night in? In the current circumstance, night out

Best advice? Don’t go out into to world feeling like it owes you something

Best thing about Cuala? Community

Free ticket to any sports event? Olympics

Favourite movie? Good Will Hunting

Nickname as a kid? mouse

Favourite TV comedy show?: Brooklyn 99

Favourite Non GAA sport?: Tennis

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Name Cormac Spain

Role in Cuala? Senior hurler

Favourite food? Boojum

Night out or night in? night out

Best advice? Control the controllables

Best thing about Cuala? The Club Bar

Free ticket to any sports event? Time travel back to Cuala v Ballyea 2017

Favourite movie? Shutter Island (brilliant)

Nickname as a kid? Spanner

Favourite TV comedy show? Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Favourite Non GAA sport? Ping Pong

 

Name Kevin Spain

Role in Cuala? Currently on loan to Wicklow GAA

Favourite food? Not fussy, as long as there is no carrots, involved.

Night out or night in? Yes.

Best advice? You already know the answers to your own questions.

Best thing about Cuala? Belonging and watching hurling

Free ticket to any sports event? Anything Cormac is playing in.

Favourite movie? Crash

Nickname as a kid? Spanner

Favourite TV comedy show? Fawlty Towers.

Favourite non GAA sport? Triathlon

 

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Hello Mick and Kevin Kirwan.  This is your life…

 

 

Name: Mick Kirwan

Role in Cuala? Retired player, supporter and current coach to the 2006 (U14) boys hurling.

Favourite food? Whatever my wife cooks.

Night out or night in? Definitely a night in after a night out.

Best advice? Never judge a person until you get to know them.

Best thing about Cuala? Friendships and plenty of good and honest people. And Sean Moran’s (Snr) umpiring decisions.

Free ticket to any sports event? Super 11’s hurling in the US.

Favourite movie? Cuala’s version of The Shawshank Redemption.

Nickname as a kid? Chew.

Favourite TV comedy show? Father Ted

Favourite non GAA sport? Rugby

 

Name: Kevin Kirwan

Role in Cuala? Senior Hurler

Favourite food? Peanut Butter

Night out or night in? Night out.

Best advice? Get there early.

Best thing about Cuala? The people and the barracks

Free ticket to any sports event? All Ireland Senior Hurling Final when Dublin get there.

Favourite movie? The Wolf of Wall Street

Nickname as a kid? Dino

Favourite TV comedy show? Friends

Favourite non-GAA sport? Rugby

 

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Name Rachel Hartnett

Role in Cuala? Ladies football and camogie player

Favourite food? Pancakes

Night out or night in? Night out

Best advice? Never give up

Best thing about Cuala? All my wonderful friends

Free ticket to any sports event? Olympic 100m or relay finals

Favourite movie? Cheaper By The Dozen

Nickname as a kid? Er, none that I know of…

Favourite TV comedy show? Modern Family

Favourite Non-GAA sport? Cycling

 

Name Rob Hartnett

Role in Cuala?  Head of Comms, 05 Girls Manager, 07 Boys Mentor, Lucky Mascot sitting beside Damien McKeown at matches

Favourite food? Beef Stroganoff

Night out or night in? Night in after a night out.

Best advice? Carpe Diem

Best thing about Cuala? Everything, most of the time. So much more than just a club.

Free ticket to any sports event? Super Bowl

Favourite movie? All The Presidents Men or Any Given Sunday

Nickname as a kid? Muttley

Favourite TV comedy show? Fr Ted “there’s nothing at all stupid about the annual All-Priests Five-a-Side over 75s Indoor Football Challenge Match”

Favourite Non GAA sport? American Football

 

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Name Day0 Byrne

Role in Cuala? Project Manager

Favourite food? Carbonara

Night out or night in? Both

Best advice: Be friendly

Best thing about Cuala? Friends

Free ticket to any sports event? Wimbledon

Favourite movie? Heat

Nickname as a kid? Smiley

Favourite TV comedy show? Fr. Ted

Favourite non-GAA sport? Tennis

 

Name Ken Fitzgerald

Role in Cuala? Club Coaching & Development officer.

Favourite food? Steak

Night out or night in? Steak and a few pints in The Club Bar.

Best advice? Information abounds. It’s only knowledge when you can apply it to real-world activities.

Best thing about Cuala? Community.

Free ticket to any sports event? All Ireland Finals.

Favourite movie? So I married an axe murderer.

Nickname as a kid? Fitzer. Very original.

Favourite TV comedy show? Only Fools and Horses

Favourite non-GAA sport? Cycling

 

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It’s Saturday and today’s two latest entries to submit to the Cuala Quickfire 10 are brothers in arms Mark and Paul Schutte…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name Mark Schutte

Role in Cuala: Player

Favourite food: Lasagne

Night out or night in: Night in ?

Best advice: Practice your weak side until it becomes your strong side

Best thing about Cuala: Community spirit

Free ticket to any sports event? The Masters( Golf)

Favourite movie? Happy Gilmore

Nickname as a kid? Pineapple

Favourite TV comedy show? Father Ted

Favourite non-GAA sport? Golf

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Name: Paul Schutte

Role in Cuala: Fan

Night out or night in?: Night in

Best Advice: Just be 1% better than the previous day

Best thing about Cuala: friends and family

Free ticket to any sports event: Golf Masters in Augusta

Favourite Movie: The big short

Nickname as a kid: paulyonebally

Favourite TV comedy show: The office

Favourite non-GAA sport: Golf

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Name: Martha Byrne

Role in Cuala: Footballer

Favourite food: Mexican

Night out or night in?: Room in my heart for both

Best advice: You’re responsible for your own attitude

Best thing about Cuala: Sense of community and everyone is always willing to lend a hand

Free ticket to any sports event? Wimbledon Final or Courtside for NBA or WNBA Finals

Favourite movie? Not sure I have one…maybe Across the Universe

Nickname as a kid? MB

Favourite TV comedy show? New Girl or Sex Education

Favourite non-GAA sport? Probably tennis or basketball

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Name: Cian O’Callaghan

Role: Senior hurler

Favourite food: Tapas

Night out or night in: In

Best advice: Pull early, pull hard and pull often

Best thing about Cuala: The friends you make along the way

Free ticket to any sporting event: World Cup Final between Argentina and Brazil in South America

Fav movie: Superbad

Nickname as a kid: Sniffer Snodgrass

Favourite comedy show: Anything directed by Seth Rogan

Fav non-gaa sport: tonn mharcaíocht