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Monday 16 September 2019

20 QUESTIONS

Paddy Dunne, veteran cyclist and triathlete from Clonroche, who is currently nursing an elbow injury after being knocked from his bike on a spin in Lanzarote

If a film were being made about your life, who would you want to play you? No Hollywood star could do that. Maybe fellow cyclist Pat Whitney would do the job. We have a lot in common Yes and from firsthand experience.

Do you believe in ghosts? when I was growing up in Donkeys years ago,

the forest. No one could Caim, we would see a light in

or where it came from ever figure out what it was Do you think technology has made the world a better place? Not sure. I grew up in a house with no electricity and that did not do us any harm

If you could live anywhere else, where would it be? It would have to be the South of France, so I could cycle all the big climbs of the Tour de France, like Alpe d'Huez or Ventoux. I have been up most of them already

Can you sing the National Anthem? Not really, I have to confess. I could write it down for you but I cannot sing. Michael Comer or maybe Henry Goff taught it to me in school

What did you want to be when you were a child? I always wanted to be in the Army and, as it turned out, I spent 32 years in the Army. They were happy years too, though I was happy to get out as well

Talk or music... how do you like your radio? I listen to radio, if only in the mornings to hear the news. Then I turn it off or tune to Lyric FM or maybe Stephen Dee on South East in the morning

How many friends do you have on Facebook?

I must be friendless! I don't do Facebook Never. I think it

How often do you tweet? I thought must be far too time consuming. with this about it and decided to hell

What's so good about Wexford? The notion that we get better weather than everyone else. And of course we have brilliant cycling clubs down here You are granted one wish, but you can't wish for anything for yourself. What do you wish? A job for everyone What annoys you most about Wexford?

The state of the roads. As a cyclist I find

some of them are very dangerous. The cycle track in Barntown is completely unusable – designed to kill cyclists

Would you walk under a ladder? I am not generally superstitious and I sometimes deliberately walk under ladders

mobile phone? Could you live without your

always bring it with my Absolutely! That said, I

case I have a problem when am out on the bike, in don't bother ringing me – but I leave it on silent so If you could put together a dream band or group made up of stars from past or present, who would definitely be in it? Cat Stephens Do you know how many calories are in the food you eat? Generally, yes I do. I know there are 300 calories in a pint of beer and 300 in a measure of brandy. It absolutely does not put me off either If you could, what would you change about yourself? I would like to be lighter. The lighter lads fly up the hills. At the age of 51, I see no reason not

to be still pedalling up hills. Paddy Kinsella is 60-something and he is still racing

What word sums up your mood today? Happy How do you want the world to remember you? You don't need the world to remember you. You want the people who came in contact with you to though

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