February 19, 2022
Alongside our sponsors Danske Bank, Ulster Schools recognise the achievements of a footballer and hurler every month from across the spectrum of ongoing games and competitions.
For January, the Danske Bank Hurling Player of the Month is Callagh Mooney from St Killian’s College Garron Tower.
Callagh put in a series of impressive performances from half back for St Killian’s as they defeated St Mary’s CBS Belfast and OLASP Knock enroute to the Danske Bank Foresters Cup Final. His driving runs, pinpoint passing and committed defending made him the stand out player in a campaign that ultimately finished with success in the Final last week ?
Comhghairdeas Callagh??
Name: Callagh Mooney
Club: Ruairí Óg CLG, Cushendall
Favourite Position: Midfield
Other hobbies: Gaelic Football
Childhood sporting hero: Arron Graffin / Neil McManus (Ruairí Óg, Cushendall)
Best Player you have played with: Joseph McLaughlin (Ruairí Óg, Cushendall)
Best Player you have played against: Niall McGarel (Oisín’s, Glenariffe)
Best game you have been involved in: Forestors Cup Final 2022, against Cross and Passion, Ballycastle
(Read the match report here ⬇️)
Best game you have been at as a spectator: Galway v Waterford 2017 All Ireland Final
Favourite Song: Streets of New York (Ryan McMullan)
Favourite Film: Bad Boys
Favourite Holiday Destination: Salou
Pre-match Meal: Sausage & Bacon Soda
Song you listen to before big games: Eye of the Tiger, Rocky III
Best advice ever received: Take your hurl everywhere you go
Biggest influence on career: My parents
Most important skill: Winning your own ball
Biggest Strength in your game: Work rate
Area of your game you would like to improve: Catching
Best thing about the GAA: Friendships and Memories