Wednesday 21 November 2018

'Ian Madigan was a great room-mate, he's good craic and organised'

Luke Fitzgerald is a big fan of the TV show ‘True Detective.’ Photo: Steve Humphreys
Luke Fitzgerald is a big fan of the TV show ‘True Detective.’ Photo: Steve Humphreys

Take 20: Luke Fitzgerald

1. Pre-match meal?

Rice and meatballs

2. Favourite player growing up?

Christian Cullen

3. Best away day room-mate and why?

Ian Madigan, he's good craic and organised.

4. Who would headline your house party?

Krystal Klear.

5. First song they would play?

Anything from his new EP, 'The Division'

6. You win the Lotto, what is the first thing you would buy?

10pc to each of my siblings, a present for my Mum and girlfriend, clear the mortgage and the rest to charity (I've given this some thought).

7. Favourite movie?

Too close to call between 'Shawshank Redemption' and 'Good Will Hunting'.

8. What's your favourite TV show and why?

'True Detective', season 1. Two lead characters performances and a great story.

9. Earliest rugby memory growing up?

Playing mini rugby in Cork Constitution.

10. Who was the joker in the dressing room?

Fergus McFadden, Sean Cronin and Ian Madigan were always very funny.

11. Favourite holiday destination and why?

Ibiza, great clubs, restaurants and beaches.

12. Favourite away ground to play at?

Thomond Park was always a great atmosphere and as a winger you always got some funny comments coming at you when it goes quiet.

13. Three people (dead or alive) who you would invite to your dinner party?

Muhammad Ali, Billy Connolly and Warren Buffett.

14. Most memorable moment in rugby?

Winning the Grand Slam in 2009.

15. Do you have any pre-match superstitions/rituals?

None.

16. Who is the best player you have played alongside and why?

Brian O'Driscoll. Brilliantly skilful but he was also the toughest when required.

17. Who is the best player you have played against and why?

Doug Howlett. Superb athlete, very smart and very tough as well.

18. Can you tell us one interesting fact about yourself?

I speak Irish.

19. Name three things that are always in your fridge?

Milk, berries and butter.

20. Best advice you have ever got?

My father Des quoting a version of Winston Churchill: "When you're going through hell (best thing you can do is), keep going" or same person, "Practise, practise, practise".

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