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Player Focus #16

November 8, 2018

Name?

Derek Kelly



Date Of Birth?

18/4/92



Notable Sporting Achievements?

All-Ireland, Leinster and North Leinster ‘B’ schools, Leinster ‘A’ schools, u/16 ‘B’ Leinster and North Leinster and Minor in ’07.



Toughest Opponent?

Paul Cribbin



Favourite Grounds?

Edenderry and O’Connor Park



Hobbies?

Football



Favourite Position?

Centre back



Favourite Players?

Finbarr Cullen, Kevin Guing, Brian Cullen.



Boyhood Heroes?

Kevin and Finbarr



Influences On Your Career?

My father Willie, my Granddad Noel, Kevin Guing, Decky Farrell, Emmett McDonald and Tom Rehill.



The Point Of Your Career To Date?

Winning the All-Ireland ‘B’ and Leinster ‘A’ with the school and playing in Croke Park with the Offaly minors.



Biggest Disappointment?

Losing the All-Ireland schools by that last minute goal



Sporting Ambition?

To go as far as possible



Players With A Promising Future?

Alex Kenny and Gazza Farrell



Ways Of Improving The Game?

Better ref’s



Dislikes About The GAA?

Poor refs and people saying stuff about players that aren’t true.



Do You Have Any Relatives Involved In Gaelic Games?

My father Willie, Kevin Guing and Stephen Guing.



Best Game Seen?

Kerry vs. Armagh All-Ireland.



Best Game Played In?

Leinster ‘A’ schools final



Funniest Team Mate?

Dan Moloney



Hardest / Toughest Team Mate?

Shane Connell



If You Could Buy One Player To Play For Edenderry Who Would It Be?

Paul Cribbin



Person You Would Most Like To Meet?

Roy Keane



Favourite Personal Saying Or Term Of Abuse?

Haven’t any at all



Favourite Music?

Anything



Favourite Film?

The Hangover



Ideal Date?

Laura



Nominate The World’s Laziest Person?

Sadder



Most Embarrassing Moment?

Going off the field for a s@#te against Clara u/16



What Would You Do If You Won The Lotto?

Move abroad and buy a big house and spend all day in the sun



How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

As a clean footballer



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