Nollag/December 2015 - Fiche Ceisteanna with Darren Ryan


Our fourth Club Focus interviewee is Darren Ryan one of our mentors and social footballers. Darren also supports communications in the club and had been instrumental in the range of banners we produced in 2015

GRMA Darren.

1. Name, and Team(s) you mentor
Darren Ryan, U11 Girls, U7 Boys
2. How long have you been coaching with Cluain Tarbh?
6 years
3. Spaghetti Bolognese or Thai Red Curry?
Thai Red Curry
4. Who were your childhood sporting heroes?
John O’Leary and Ciaran Duff
5. Connemara or Costa Del Sol?
6. What is your best memory of coaching with Cluain Tarbh?
The U10 Girls Leinster Blitz coming together in glorious sunshine last year on P34/35
7. Did you play Gaelic/Hurling/Camogie before taking up coaching?
Yes, but gave them up far too early
8. If you could pick one place in the world to live where would it be?
9. What made you start coaching?
Ensuring my first daughter didn’t give up when she was 6
10. Whats your favourite ground to bring your team to?
St. Pauls Gaelic Pitch, incredible surface
11. Whats your other day job?
Company Director
12. Are you originally from Cluain Tarbh? If you’re a blow-in where are you from?
Total blow in, played for O’Tooles as a kid
13. What’s in your essential mentors wardrobe?
Under Armour and Cluain Tarbh polo shirt
14. Cinema or theatre?
15. If you were part of the rules committee what one thing would you change about the game?
Introduce a sin bin
16. Paperback or Kindle?
17. What club has been the toughest your team has played against?
18. Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Dingle and Algarve with the family
19. Any pieces of advice for other coaches?
Stop roaring at the kids!!
20. Whats your favourite word or expression?

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Seafield Road West,
Clontarf, Dublin 3.

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Club Pitches - Páirceanna
Pitches 19, 21, 23, 30 St. Anne's Park (Juvenile)
Pitches 34, 35 St. Anne's Park (Adult). St. Paul's College, Sybill Hill (Nursery).
St. David's Artane, DCC, Alfie Byrne Road (Juvenile)