Alan Cadogan partners with Ford
From left: Conor Cavanagh – Dealer Principal CAB, Pat Harte – Sales Manager CAB, the all new Ford Focus RS in Nitrous Blue & Alan Cadogan – Cork Senior Hurling Team.
Introducing our new Brand Ambassador Alan Cadogan from the Cork Senior Hurling Team. We are looking forward to a great season and with Páirc Uí Chaoimh almost ready, Cork GAA will certainly have the facilities to help push our teams to new heights. Alan will also be doing post game video interviews on our Facebook page so keep in touch.
Update – Brand Ambassador for the second year – Alan Cadogan
Cork Senior Hurler Alan Cadogan stopped by CAB Motor Group today to pick up his brand new 181 Ford Focus Titanium from Dealer Principal –
Conor Cavanagh. This is Alans second year as CAB’s Brand Ambassador and we wish him all the best for the coming season. #AlanCadogan #CorkGAA#CorkHurling — at CAB Motor Group.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work
I grew up in the outskirts of the city about 3 miles from Douglas in the country. I’m not too far from Cork city but not to near either so it is ideal.
My brother Eoin is a qualified Strength & Conditioning coach who works currently in Cork, while my two sisters Ann-Marie who is pharmacist and Claire who is still in school. I am studying to be a secondary school teacher in UCC and I am currently on work placement in Regina Mundi College and hope to be fully qualified in June.
What is your ideal way to spend a Friday night?
This varies from week to week due to my training schedule with the Cork hurlers and my club. Sometimes we train Friday evenings so my time is taken up by this. If were not training I like to just relax or catch up with friends for a coffee. I am a bit of a coffee addict!!!
Lie ins or up with the lark.. which is it for you?
Definitely up with the lark.
Does work creep into your weekend at all?
I suppose it does really as I am either preparing myself for my classes for the coming week or either doing assignments for college. It is never ending!!!
If money was no object where would you head to on a weekend city break? And who would you bring with you?
Due to my playing commitments it is especially difficult to get away. However, if I had the opportunity I would have to say New York as I have never been there. From what I have heard it’s an experience to go there. I would have to bring the girlfriend for the shopping or else I would be killed!!!
Closer to home, is there some place you like to head to recharge the batteries?
I like going to Rochestown ball alley to work on my hurling skills. It’s nice to go down there as it’s close to home and extremely peaceful. Also during the summer I like heading to the sea down in Sandycove near Kinsale. It’s another beautiful spot and one which I would highly recommend.
Do you like to catch up with family/friends at the weekend?
Yes mostly certainly. I don’t really have chance to meet up with my friends during the week due to my busy schedule so I usually go for a coffee with them. It’s nice to switch off from sport for a while and see what’s going on in their lives
Do you get to indulge any hobbies? Even as a spectator?
Not really but when I have the opportunity I like to go and watch the Cork senior football team as my bother Eoin is involved. I enjoy playing football with Douglas and it’s always nice to go back to the club for this. I also enjoy a bit of MMA.
Entertain or be entertained? If it’s the latter do you have a signature dish?
Certainly be entertained. I wouldn’t be the best at cooking so I’m lucky I have my mother to do this for.
We have so many places to eat out in Cork – where are your go to spots for coffee/ lunch/ special meal?
Like I said I like to meet up with friends for coffee so we usually keep in local and head to Costa in Douglas. It’s a perfect setting just to relax. For food locally I would usually head to Eco’s in Douglas or LISH who provide healthy options.
Sunday night comes around too fast…how do you normally spend it?
This usually depends on whether we have a match with my club Douglas or Cork during day. Normally Sunday evening involves getting organised for the week ahead or else I like to head to the cinema.
11. What time does your alarm clock go off on Monday morning?
Usually around 7.30am. If I had a match on Sunday I would try get in a recovery session before I head to either college or work.