Deadly Danny de­fies the odds

Bray People - - SPORT - DANNY CUR­RAN

YOU WOULD have got long odds on Danny Cur­ran mak­ing it onto the Wicklow GAA hon­ours list this year but the Ark­low Rocks man reeled back the years to earn the ti­tle of Ju­nior C hurler of the year.

Cur­ran starred for the Ark­low side as they slugged it out over two matches with Kil­macanogue/En­niskerry be­fore lay­ing claim to the Ju­nior C cham­pi­onship crown thanks to some star­ring per­for­mances by the veteran. But, as Cur­ran ex­plains, his Ju­nior C hurler of the year tro­phy shouldn't be too lonely on his man­tel­piece.

'It was nice at this stage of my ca­reer, I've just gone 43! I won a Se­nior award be­fore, the VEC used to do Se­nior awards back in the 90's and in '92 I won the Se­nior player award so 20 years later it was nice to pick up an­other award.'

He un­selfishly claims that win­ning the cham­pi­onship was far, far more im­por­tant to him, stat­ing that 'that com­pe­ti­tion was kind of spe­cial the way it turned out'.

Does Cur­ran plan to hang up the hur­ley, or is he go­ing to stick it out for a bit longer?

'Maybe a few more months! I'll have to take it month by month. The aches and the pains, they just keep coming. I'm keep­ing the club physio busy!

'It's just nice to be out there. I'm not alone, there's plenty of oth­ers lads out there around the county at my age!

'It's en­joy­able, it keeps you tick­ing over. It keeps you healthy', he ex­plained, be­fore adding tongue in cheek: 'I'm go­ing to go for the Se­nior award this year!'

Bray’s Ro­nan O’Brien chases af­ter this year’s Ju­nior C award win­ner Danny Cur­ran.

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