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Limerick's David Breen dishes the dirt on his Na Piarsaigh teammates

Na Piarsaigh face Sixmilebridge today in the final of the AIB Munster club SHC.

Na Piarsaigh's David Breen.
Na Piarsaigh's David Breen.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

DAVID BREEN LINES out with his Na Piarsaigh teammates in the AIB Munster senior club hurling final today.

They face Clare champions Sixmilebridge in Cusack Park in Ennis in their battle for silverware.

Na Piarsaigh’s successful squad are bidding for their second title in three years. But we wanted Breen to dish the dirt and tell us what he really thinks of his teammates.

1. Toughest?

“I’ll say my older brother Kieran. He has the tough full back image!”

2. Fastest?

“Cathal King. He’s like a bullet, you’d never catch him when he gets going.”

3. Slowest?

“I’d say Kieran Bermingham at the moment as he’s after doing his ACL.”

4. Biggest messer in the dressing-room?

“That’d be John Madden, who’s on our panel and came on the last day against Passage.”

5. Most skilful?

“It’d be a lad called David Sheppard, he’s amongst our subs.”

6. Most intelligent?

“Paul McNamara. He’s just got his a doctorate in physics in NUIG. So there’s no shortage of brain cells there.”

7. Butt of the jokes in the squad?

“That has to be John Madden again for that one.”

8. Worst dress sense?

“For some reason, I get picked for this one a lot myself! But I’d be giving it to our goalkeeper Paraic Kennedy to be honest.”


The Na Piarsaigh team.
Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

9. Worst dancer?

“That’d be Evan Egan.”

10. Biggest leader and motivator?

“James O’Brien, our captain, would be up there.”

11. Best trainer?

“Pat Gleeson probably leads the way in this one.”

12. Worst trainer?

“Without a shadow of doubt, that’s Shane Dowling! No question there, 100% him.”

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