The Federation recently caught up with Leinster and Ireland rugby star Dave Kearney ahead of the 6 Nations. The Louth Native talks prized possessions, ideal dinner guests and what he wanted to be as a kid! Find out all below in this months athlete interview…..


Rob Kearney and Dave Kearney celebrate with the RBS 6 Nations trophy 15/3/2014

Q1. What is your daily routine when you are training with Ireland?

Up around 8am each day. Straight down to breakfast ready to go for training. Usually have a meeting after breakfast and pre training. Meeting is generally focused on the opposing team, with a bit of our own training and games review. After training we come in for lunch and get ready for our weights session – approximately an hour long. Come in and have a snack after the gym. Next up is another meeting before dinner. After dinner it is down time, chill out in the team room or on your own!

Q2. What are your three most prized possessions?

Have to say my phone as number one. I must admit I’m on it way too much.

Laptop number two.

My cookbook!! I’m not a bad chef!

Q3. If you could invite 3 people to dinner – who would they be and why?

David Beckham- achieved so much in his life. I love his sense of style and seems like a cool lad!

Emily Ratajkowski – I’d like to sit and talk politics and the economy.

Barak Obama – most powerful man in the world!


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Invites only…. Beckham, Ratajkowski & Obama

Q4. What do you enjoy outside of sport?

Study at the moment, not exactly enjoyable but has to be done! A lot of chilling out on days off and going for coffees with the lads. When the weather picks up ill get the clubs back out and play some golf!

Q5. What’s your favourite film?

Good will Hunting

Q6. Do you have any phobias?

Nope!! I really dislike rats though!!

Q7. Do you have a sporting hero?

Lots! I used to love watching Johnny Wilkinson play when I was younger.



Sporting Hero – Wilkinson!


Q8. Who is the best player you have played against?

I’ve marked Sitiveni Sivivatu (former All Black & Clermont winger currently playing with Castres)…. He is a serious talent.

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Tricky Customer!! Sitiveni Sivivatu

Q9. Where would you like to go on holidays – but you can’t have been there before?

Too many places!! South America, Brazil. Australia. Maldives look pretty nice too!

Q10. What can’t you live without?


Q11. If you could have a superpower what would it be?

Be invisible

 Q12. Favourite restaurant?

Butchers Grill Ranelagh

Q13. What did you want to be when you were a kid?


Q14. What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever bought?

Tough to pick out one. xbox, takes up all my time.

Q15. What’s your favourite stadium outside of Ireland that you have played in?

Stade de France or Twickenham.


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 Stade de France….. Favourite Stadium!


Quick Fire Questions

Twitter or Facebook?


Movie or TV?                                                    


Chinese or Indian?


Early Night In or Late Night Out?

Late Night Out

Text or Whatsapp?


Swimming pool or Sea?


Playstation or Xbox?


Suit and Tie or T-shirt and Tracksuit?            

Suit and Tie

Music Festival or Comedy Gig?                      

Music Festival