Player Profiles

Ruairi  Deane

ClubBantry Blues
Inter-County DebutAllianz League 2014 v Westmeath
Honours WonMunster & All-Ireland JFC 2013, Munster U21 2012, West Cork U21 ‘A’ 2012, Division 2 County League 2012, Division 3 County League 2010, All-Ireland Fresher Football League 2010/11, McGrath Cup 2016.


From the Bantry Blues club, Ruairi works as a teacher. He captained the Cork 2013 Junior Football team to Munster and All-Ireland glory, playing a starring role himself at mid-field. He first played football aged 4 at home in the back garden. The best advice he was ever given was to pass the ball when you can, not when you have to. He considers being able to kick off both legs the most important skill in football. His best football memory outside of playing was Cork's All-Ireland win in 2010, while as a player, the highlight has been winning an U21 title with his club. His favourite sport other than football is hurling. Biggest influence on his football career has been Graham Canty. The sporting event he would most like to attend is the Champions League Final. To date his favourite moment in sport is winning U-21 West Cork with Bantry Blues in 2012. Favourite Venue: Croke Park. Favourite G.A.A. player: Brian Hurley. The sportsperson he would most like to meet is Lrbron James. The hardest part of his sporting life is balancing work / social life. Toughest player to mark in training is Alan O Connor. The joker of the Panel is Donncha O Connor. If he won the lotto first thing he would buy is a new audi. Favourite holiday destination: Alaska. Favourite Food: Pizza. Favourite Drink: Water. Favourite Music: Ed Sheeran. Favourite Film: Sausages. In ten years time he hope to be: Alive

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