In the late noughties, the AFL intensified their acquisition of some Ireland's top young GAA stars. One of those was Killoe and Longford's Mickey Quinn. Joining Essendon Bombers he immediately made an impact and within weeks made his debut in the AFL, beating the record held by Down's Martin Clarke for the quickest debut by an Irish player. His return to Ireland in 2012 was a welcome one in his hometown and county. His impact was felt immediately, helping Longford gain promotion to Division 2 and also helped his club bridge a 17 year gap to claim the Sean Connolly cup once again. Now on the verge of a historic 3 in a row with his club and a possible 6th medal in his pocket, Quinn is showing the hunger within him is as strong as ever. This week we went to Killoe Emmet Óg GAA Club to go ClubSpotting with Mickey Quinn.
What are your first memories of your club Killoe?
Being completely mesmerised by Jimmy McCormacks little finger as he coached and how it pointed in that direction. It still has the same affect.
Who were your sporting idols growing up?
Paul Barden, Eric Lavine, Kieran Donaghy Mark Viduka.
What has been the proudest moment of your playing career?
Winning my first Senior Championship with Killoe in 2012 & the buzz in brought to my family & friends.
Toughest opponent you have faced?
Cathal Cregg & Ciaran Kilkenny.
Best Player you have played with?
Sean McCormack & Paul Barden.
Any pre game rituals or superstitions?
Where do I start! Writing in a football journal, to packing my gear bag the night before a game, to where I sit in a dressing room. Just to name a few!
What are your hopes and ambitions for the remainder of the season?
Enjoy playing with my club and hopefully still be playing club football in December.
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