Interview with Emma Dineen - Kerrys Ladies Footballer
In this week’s Shuul Colours profile, Kerry LGFA senior player Emma Dineen chats about her love of basketball, three-man-weaves and playing guitar.
A panellist when Kerry won the Munster senior championship in 2017, Emma made her debut against Waterford the following year. Her aspiration for 2021 is that The Kingdom can build on their strong showings over the last couple of seasons to secure promotion back to Division 1 of the National League.
In 2020, the 21-year-old student teacher won a Kerry junior championship with Dr. Crokes, but this year she hopes to line out with her home club Glenflesk, who have re-formed their senior team.
If you could have a ‘walk on’ song, like in the darts, what would it be?
Can't Stop- Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Who would win an arm wrestling competition on your team?
If you could be a fully paid professional in any other sport, what would you choose and why?
Basketball because I wanted to be a professional basketball player when I was young
Favourite and least favourite part of training?
Favourite- Drills like three man weave and any kicking drill.
Least favourite- The warm-up, it's very tiring.
Shepherd’s Pie or Pasta Carbonaro?
What is an interesting fact about you that’s not commonly known?
I play the guitar.
You step outside and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning €10 million. What would you do?
I'd firstly give money to my parents and family and then I'd buy a Volkswagen camper van and travel the world and set up a home gym.
If I was a celebrity, I’d be (and why):
Stevie Nicks because I think she's really cool and I love her music.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Favourite one-liner joke or saying?
It is what it is.
Most embarrassing experience?
I don't know where to begin, there's so many...
If you could visit only one other county in Ireland for the next five years, which would it be and why?
Galway because it has a nice vibe and it's the second most beautiful county in Ireland!
Thanks a mil to Emma for taking the time to answer all our questions and we wish her every success in the future - both in her football and music career!