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Lucky 13: Questions for Dublin hurler Danny Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe plays for Dublin against Wexford tonight in Parnell Park.

Dublin's Danny Sutcliffe
Dublin's Danny Sutcliffe
Image: Sportsfile

HE’S ONE OF the brightest prospects in Dublin hurling.

He starred in the underage ranks for his county and lined out at senior level less than a year after his minor career ended.

Last Tuesday night he suffered the disappointment of seeing Dublin lose out in the Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U21 hurling championship against Carlow.

And Danny Sutcliffe will be in action for Dublin against Wexford tonight in their Leinster senior hurling championship replay.

But we wanted to know other stuff about the Dublin hurler.

Like his hurling hero growing up.

His favourite app on his smartphone.

And what three celebrities would he like to have dinner with?

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13. What’s your favourite sport other than hurling?

“Probably Gaelic football. It’s my second sport and closely followed by soccer which I would have played when I was younger. I don’t follow anyone really in the Premier League, I just keep an eye on it.”

12. Who’s the most entertaining person you follow on Twitter?

“I’m not on Twitter. Staying off it.”

11.  Do you have any pre-match superstitions?

“No not at all.”

10. What was the last film you saw?

“It was an old one actually, Man on Fire I think it was. It was on TV there a couple weeks ago.”

9. What TV programme do you always Sky Plus?

“It’d be either How I Met You Mother or Rules Of Engagement.”

8. What star from other sports do you most admire?

“Brian O’Driscoll. The way he’s carried himself his whole career is something to be admired.”

Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

7. What’s the most memorable game you’ve played for your club?

“Probably winning our first adult A championship with the club this year. We won an U21 championship with St Judes. We beat Ballyboden in the final as well so it was sweeter again.”

6. What’s the most memorable game you’ve played for your county?

“My senior championship debut for the county against Limerick in the 2011 All-Ireland quarter-final. We won that day in Semple Stadium with Ryan O’Dwyer scoring a hat-trick.”

5. What’s your favourite app on your smartphone?

“Either Facebook or What’s App.”

4. Name the sporting event you’d most like to attend in the world?

“I’d probably go to the Superbowl.”

3. What was the first inter-county senior game you ever went to?

“I can’t remember exactly who was playing but it would have been a Dublin football game and I was in the Hill watching them. I remember Conal Keaney was playing then for the footballers and I was watching him but now I’m playing with him for the hurlers.”

Pic: INPHO/ Tom Honan

2. If you could have dinner with any three celebrities alive or dead, who would they be?

“Will Smith, he was great on Graham Norton recently. I’d throw in Cheryl Cole as well. And the last one would be Alex Ferguson.”

1. Who was your hurling hero growing up?

“Probably Seanie McMahon from Clare. I played the same position as him at centre-back for my club. He’s the player I looked up to when I was younger.”

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