Friday 19 October 2018

Take 20: 'James Ryan is the best I've played alongside. He captained our school team all the way up.'

Ronan Kelleher. Picture: Sportsfile
Ronan Kelleher. Picture: Sportsfile

Ronan Kelleher

1: Pre-match meal? Chicken and rice.

2: Favourite player growing up?

Brian O'Driscoll.

3: Best away day room-mate and why?

Oisín Dowling. He's full of chat!

4: Who would headline your house party?


5: First song they would play?

Boom Boom Boom Boom!

6: You win the lotto, what is the first thing you would buy?


7: Favourite movie?

The Lion King.

8: Favourite TV show and why?

Game of Thrones. Great story line. Plenty of twists.

9: Earliest rugby memory growing up?

I remember doing a passing drill in training with the minis in Bective Rangers.

10: Who is the joker in the dressing room?

Will 'Porridge' Connors.

11: Favourite holiday destination and why?

Barcelona. The beaches are deece and the Olympic Park is pretty cool to see as well.

12: Favourite away ground to play at?

Mikheil Meshki Stadium in Tbilisi.

13: Three people (dead or alive) who you would invite to dinner?

Dwayne 'the Rock' Johnson, Russell Westbrook and Tyson Fury.

14: Most memorable moment in rugby?

Winning the Schools Junior Cup with St Michael's in 2012.

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

No nothing in particular.

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

James Ryan. He captained our school team all the way up. Such a physical player and he's kicked on brilliantly.

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

Harlequins and England U-20s player Gabriel Ibitoye - devastatingly quick.

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

Massive fan of the NBA.

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

Milk, water and butter.

20: Best advice you ever got?

Learn your detail as soon as possible.

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