Sunday 18 March 2018

GAA star not taking any gambles after solid start

Fergal Gallagher

RISING GAA star Fionn Dowling has more than exams to worry about this month.

The 18-year-old Leaving Cert pupil is part of Kildare's senior football panel and hopes to tog out against Dublin in Croke Park on June 26, four days after he finishes his exams.

Like most pupils around the country, he was relieved to have finally started the exams yesterday.

"The English paper wasn't too bad," he said. "Not a bad one to start off with and get things going."

Fionn, a member of Suncroft GAA Club, missed Kildare's victory over Meath last Sunday but said that was because he wasn't fully fit, and not the looming exams.

Not that Fionn, a pupil at Cross and Passion College in Kilcullen, takes his studies lightly. When asked if he was banking on any particular poets coming up in the English Paper 2 he replied: "I learned as many of them as I could, I wouldn't be the gambling type, it's a bit too important to be gambling on."

Fionn's preference for further study is sports or media. When asked about Kildare's chances against Dublin he said "it will be tough" before adding, "any game in the championship is tough".

Irish Independent

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