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Cheeky Singles With John Mooney

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John Mooney played 182 times for Ireland in all competitions, including 64 ODI’s & 27 T20I’s. (Image Courtesy: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Former Irish all-rounder John Mooney takes guard against the rapid-fire bouncers hurled at him by cricfit.

Q: Your nickname?

Mooney: Johnboy.

Q: Your favourite cuisine?

Mooney: Indian curry.

Q: Your favourite holiday destination?

Mooney: I love Cape Town.

Q: Your favourite ground?

Mooney: Adelaide Oval, Australia.

Q: Your favourite movie?

Mooney: ‘Dumb and Dumber’.

Q: Favourite actor?

Mooney: Denzel Washington.

Q: Favourite actress?

Mooney: Jessica Alba.

Q: What is that one song that you would never get tired of?

Mooney: ‘The Scientist’ by Coldplay.

Q: Which of the following two accessories is closer to your heart?

Your famous, green sweatband or the Gorget helmet?

Mooney: It has to be my ‘famous, green sweatband’ (guffaws)!

Q: How would you describe yourself in one word?

Mooney: ‘Passionate’.

Q: One bad habit you want to get rid of with immediate effect?

Mooney: Swearing.

Q: First thing you bought with your salary from professional cricket?

Mooney: I probably made my mortgage payment.

Q: What is the first thing you would do if you had the chance to get your hands on a time-machine?

Mooney: I would travel back in time to make my international debut all over again and train even harder.

Q: One celebrity you dream of spending a whole day with?

Mooney: (with sheer excitement) Conor McGregor!

Q: Book you are currently reading.

Mooney: I have actually been reading the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi.

Q: A fictional character you wish you were in real life.

Mooney: I wish I were James Bond!

Q: Your hobbies?

Mooney: To play any type of sport. I pretty much play all kinds of sports. I love skateboarding.

Q: Your favourite sportspersons?

Mooney: Well, there are many. I think Conor McGregor and Rory Mcllroy are two of the world’s greatest sportspersons at present and both of them happen to be Irish which is fantastic!

Ireland’s John Mooney retires from international cricket The 33-year-old enjoyed a stellar career which saw him win 182 caps in the green Mon, Dec 7, 2015, 17:30 John Mooney celebrates after hitting the winning runs to beat England at the 2011 World Cup. Photo: Inpho John Mooney celebrates after hitting the winning runs to beat England at the 2011 World Cup. (Photo: Inpho)
John Mooney celebrates after hitting the winning runs to beat England at the 2011 World Cup. (Photo: Inpho)

Q: Your favourite cricketing moment as of yet?

Mooney: I have a couple of them- making my international debut for Ireland in 2004 and beating England in the group stages of the 2011 World Cup at Bangalore.

Q: What is your ideal mantra for spending some quality with family at home?

Mooney: It’s all about putting smiles on faces of my family members, to be well-fed and being healthy.

Q: If you had the chance of becoming any other cricketer for a day, who would you be?

Mooney: Brian Charles Lara.

Q: If you weren’t a cricketer, what would you have become?

Mooney: I am a qualified electrician but I currently own a gym, so I could have considered a career in either of these.

Q: Message to your fans..

Mooney: Always give your best in everything you do. I thank you all for supporting me throughout my career and hopefully I’ll see you soon!!

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