A student at UCC,and son of former Cork footballer, Niall, Damien has won Minor and U21 Munster Football medals along with a Munster Senior Hurling medal and plays football with his father's home club, Castlehaven. He started playing hurling at home at an early age, and tells us that he broke a lot of windows - apparently accuracy was not his strong point! He considers first touch to be the most important skill in hurling, and wouldn't change anything about the game. As a child, he wanted to be a Power Ranger... His best football memory as a player is Castlehaven's County SFC victory in 2003, while as a player the highlight so far has been winning a County U21 FC medal with his club in 2010. He considers Joe Deane to be the best player he has ever seen, and in ten years' time, he hopes to be healthy and still enjoying playing.