Name: James Mulrooney
Club: Seir Kieran
Date of Birth: 21/08/1989
League Debut: 20/02/2011 v Galway
League Appearances: 23
Championship Debut: 29/05/2011 v Dublin
Championship Appearances: 5
Occupation: Trainee Solicitor
Schools/College Attended: St Brendan’s CS Birr. DCU. DIT. Law Society of Ireland
Achievements with club to date: u16B, 2 minor B, 1 u21B, 1 U21A, 1 Senior League
When and where did you first start playing hurling? In Clareen probably around the age of 4 or 5.
Biggest influence on your hurling career: My parents Paddy and Betty and Eugene Coughlan who coached us throughout all the under-age groups in Clareen.
What sporting event would you most like to attend? The Monaco Grand Prix
To date what is your favourite moment in sport? Winning the 2008 u21A championship with Seir Kieran with a panel of just 18 players
Favourite Venue: Pairc Naomh Ciaran, Clareen. Croke Park
Favourite G.A.A. player: Rory Hanniffy
What sportsperson would you most like to meet? Richie McCaw
What is the hardest part of your sporting life? All the sacrifices you have to make and trying to balance work with inter county hurling.
Toughest player to mark in training? Niall Wynne, very sticky!
Who is the ‘joker’ on the panel? Shane Dooley
If you won the lotto what would be the first thing you would buy?! A share in Newcastle United and try to improve their results!
Favourite holiday destination: Barcelona
Favourite Food: Chicken Stir Fry
Favourite Drink: Coca Cola (in the off season)
Favourite Music: Coldplay
Favourite Film: Django Unchained
In ten years time I hope to be: Happy and Healthy after a successful Club and County career and playing a small bit of Junior with the club.
One thing you may not know about me…… Made my senior championship debut with Seir Kieran at the age of 15. The rules on age eligibility were a bit more relaxed back then!!!