A secondary school teacher, Pa Cronin is the 2013 Cork Senior Hurling captain. He first started play at the age of four with his club, Bishopstown, and the best advice he was ever given was train as hard as you can and continuously try to improve your game. He believes that first touch and striking are the key skills of the game, and would like to see better structures put in place for the planning of club games. Besides hurling, his favourite sports are Gaelic Football and soccer, and his favourite sporting memory outside of playing is watching Cork win the 1999 All-Ireland Final: " My Dad, my sister and myself all went up to the match without a ticket. Before the match we were lucky enough our hands on one ticket. I don’t know how we did it but we all managed to get in with just this one ticket! It was great to see a famous Cork win that day". On the playing field, his best memory is Cork's 2008 Qualifier win over Galway in 2008, having been reduced to 14 men. Pa tells us that he's good at pitch and putt, and the greatest players he has ever seen are Brian Corcoran and Ben O'Connor. In ten years' time, he hopes to be happy, healthy and still playing with his club.