Interview with Mr "Tommy Fahy"
1. As a player, what was the highlight of your career?
- Playing in the Premier league in Galway and winning an indoor competition in the Presentation Gym with that Great Carnaun team.
2. Can you name three players that stood out during your playing days?
- Patsy Lynch in goal outstanding, Peter Gilhooley sweeper he could read the game very well and John Burke for his long throw in's, he was the only one back then that could do it correctly.
3. When was the first juvenile team started in Athenry FC, what age group?
- - I'm not sure, we may have had teams in the 80's at under 18.
4. You later went on to managing, what success did you have?
- Winning the Connacht Cup U14 in 2006. That was the first Connacht Cup win for the club at underage level.
5. Excluding Aiden and Cathal, can you name three players you coached that were very good?
- Adam Duffy playing with the first team now, Joey Burke and Micheal O'Halloran. They are all holders of a premiership medal in Galway now.
6. Who for you are three of the best players ever to play for the first team?
- Adrian Cronin in Goal. Seamie Crowe in midfield (when he wasn’t injured) and
Johnny Mernagh up front (a speed Merchant).
7. How good in your opinion is the current fire team squad?
- They are right up there with the best.
8. Recently a survey showed that Moanbaun on a wet day is the worst pitch in the league, would you agree?
- I disagree, sometimes a wet pitch might suit (horses for course).
9. Finally, who is the best referee in Galway?
- Niall Crosby
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