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'If you could....?' to Clonmel

August 28 2005

One of our 2005 summer series is a supporters 'If you could', the series continues with Clonmel - don't go near his feet, whatever you do! Throughout the off season we plan to learn a little bit more about many of our 'Usual Suspects'

If you could............. Clonmel
Relive any 'non-sports related' moment in your life, what would it be and why? Six month sabbatical when I travelled round the world - apart from the Greyhound bus trip from LA to Mobile, Al. - chance to see different cultures and experience how other people live - especially in Alabama !
Enjoy a 'champagne moment' again in your career which one would it be and why?

Haven't really had a career to speak of ( unless you count 15 years penal servitude at Commercial/Norwich Union ) just a series of work related incidents which have contrived to keep me in Guiness and LI shirts

Enjoy a 'champagne moment' again in sport which one would it be and why?

Apart from the obvious LI moment - finishing the London Marathon - very emotional - was running for the British Heart Foundation in memory of my mum who had shuffled off the year before. Was fillled with self doubt as I had never attempted anything so tricky before - so much so that I even had Ł50 sewn into my shorts in case I collapsed and had to get a cab home.

Not be asked one question for the rest of your life what would it be?

Has anyone ever told you that you look like Jimmy White ?

Be a celebrity for the day who would you be?

Abhor the cult of celebrity - but could be persuaded to be Jenny Agutters husband for a day - actually a couple of hours would do !

Be a sports star for the day who would it be?

Neil Back - for the day of the Leicester/Munster final - would have taken myself off at half time !!

Have dinner with 4 people from the past or present who would they be? Isabelle Adjani - Denise Van Outen - Isabelle Huppert - Kelly Brook - Sod the conversation - I am a very shallow individual.
Witness one event from history what would it be?

The French Revolution

Go back in time and give advice to a 13 year old 'Clonmel' what would it be? Fall seven times, stand up eight
Win any sporting event in the world what would it be?

The London Marathon

Try out a new sport what would it be?


Have one extravagance what would it be? A chauffer
Only ever eat one meal again what would it be? Bacon,cabbage,fluffy spuds,parsley sauce
Live anywhere else in the world where would it be? Anna Maria Island
Support any other Rugby Club which would it be and why? Purley John Fisher - club I played for
Tell us a claim to fame what would it be?

My uncle edited the black and white classic Whiskey Galore and the Goons first film - The Mukkinese Battlehorn

See into the future what do you expect to be doing in 10 years time?

Living on Anna Maria Island for six months of the year - being a rugby tart for the other six.

Only ever drink one drink again what would it be?

Tea - cannot function without it.

Do any other job other than your current one what would it be? Executive Publican
Change one thing about yourself what would it be?

My socks.

Buy one player from past or present to play in London Irish colours who would it be?

Keith Wood - nuff said.

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