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Dominic Crotty Fact File

Dominic Crotty Fact File


Dominic Crotty (Garryowen):While a student at CBC, Cork, Dominic made his debut for Munster Schools and went on subsequently to represent the province at U20 and senior
level. During the 1995/96 season, he helped the Ireland U21s to Triple Crown success and in the autumn of 1996 won his first full full international cap against the visiting Australians. He won three more caps in the 1997 Six-Nations. A stint with the Ireland A followed before he won his fifth cap on the summer tour of the Americas in 2000, where he played in the
12-12 draw against Canada.

Born in Cork on the 26th July 1974 he made his debut for Munster in 1995 vs Irish Exiles at Musgrave Park. Now lives in Limerick (since 1997).

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First Rugby Club: UCC.

Biggest Influence on Career: My Brothers (all 7 of them).

Best part of being Pro rugby player: My hobby is my job.

Worst part of being Pro rugby player: Job insecurity.

Favourite Night Spot: My bed.

Favourite Holiday destination:

Best Country Visited: Italy.

Ideal Holiday partner: My wife, Karen.

Favourite TV Programme: West Wing.

Favourite Film: LA Story.

Favourite Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington/Julia Roberts.

Favourite Food:
Spaghetti Bolognese.

Favourite Music/Band:Prefab Sprout.

Current car: A Frank Hogan VW Golf.

Dream car:Any Frank Hogan car.

Hobbies: Reading, Cinema, Playing on my PC.

Likes: Relaxed atmospheres and people.

Dislikes: People only out for themselves.

Most Enjoyable Book:The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson.

Person I admire most:Any Overseas Volunteer worker.

Sportsperson I admire most:John Eales.

Most respcted opponent: David Humphreys.

Thing I like most about my job: The craic at training.

Thing I like least about my job: Rucking drills.

Best sporting memory: Beating Toulouse in Bordeaux, 2000.

Worst sporting memory:
Anytime I have had to tackle John Hayes.

Do you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy? Yes. The Vampire Slayer? Maybe not.

Most embarrassing experience: Running out of petrol on the road to Kilkee – for the second time.

Qualification: Electrical Engineer.

Life after rugby: (a)There’s no such thing. (b)Biomed Engineer.