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Derek  Downey


Derek Downey has been part of the Wanderers Junior A team for more years than most can remember. Known for his calm and controlled manner when dealing with referees and fellow players alike (ahem.....), he has been ever present and reliable at Full Back for the last number of seasons. He is a home and away Dublin supporter, spending most weekends either playing for Wanderers or travelling to see Dublin play, be it in February or September. Since splashing out on a gum shield in the famous Dental appointment of 2008, many team mates are still looking for a refund as it has failed to limit his ability to "share advice" during matches. A three time Conlon Cup winner, Derek is one of the most committed players in the club.

Q1: Your Full Name: Derek Downey.
Q2: Your Wanderers Team: Full Back On First Team.
Q3: Favourite Position: Half Back but Starting to like Full back.
Q4: Your hero: Kenny Dalglish.
Q5: Best moment playing for Wanderers: Conlon Cup winning Teams and Wanderers Representing Dublin in Leinster.
Q6: Favourite Pitch: Frank Kelly Park.
Q7: Favourite training drill: Backs and Forwards.
Q8: Least favourite drill: Shooting(because I Am Crap at it.
Q9: Favourite Dublin player: Michael Darragh McAuley.
Q10: Favourite Non-Dublin player: Sean Kavanagh.
Q11: Laziest team mate in training: Gareth Rooney
Q12: Funniest thing you heard in a Dressing Room: Rooney Asking to play in the forwards.
Q13: Best player you ever played with: Maybe Paul Bridges or Paddy Rority.
Q14: Where did you watch the 2011 All Ireland Final: On Hill 16.
Q15: Best football advice ever received: Dont give out to referees.

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