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Mark Evans


Townland: Balteenbrack

DOB: 24/12/1988

Height: 5’9”

Occupation: Student, Information Systems, CIT

Favourite Position  H:Wing Forward  F:Wing Back

Junior Debut (Year and Opposition): Junior D Football C’ship V Carbery Rangers 2004

Most memorable GAA Game: U-21 Football C'ship Win Over Ilen Rovers in 2008. Love being under-rated.

Most memorable St. James GAA Moment: Minor Football C’ship Final V St. Oliver Plunketts in 2006.

Earliest St. James’ GAA Club memory: Those Saturday morning U-10 trainings. Used always start the first Saturday after St. Patricks Day

GAA Player you admire most: Maurice Fitzgerald, Kerry in football, Tom Kenny in Hurling

Best player you have played against: Brian Walsh, St. Oliver Plunketts. Yet to score a goal on him.

Best player you have played with: Ciarán Sheehan, Éire Óg or Kevin Callanan with Clonakilty CC. Or Keith O'Driscoll. Impact substitutions.  

Honours won:1 U-12 Football C'ship 1999, 1 U-16 Football League 2003, 1 U-16 Football C’ship 2004, 1 Minor Football C’ship 2006, 1 Under 21 Football C’ship 2005, 1 U-16 Hurling C’ship 2003, 1 U-16 Hurling League 2003, 1 Minor Hurling C’ship 2004, 1 West Cork Junior B Football C’ship 2005, 1 West Cork Junior B Hurling C’ship 2005, 1 County Junior B Hurling C’ship 2005, 1 Munster Junior B Hurling C’ship 2005, 1 All-Ireland Junior B Hurling C’ship Runner-Up 2005 (St.James’)  1 U-15 Inter-Divisional County Hurling 2003 (Carbery), 1 County U-16 A Football VEC 2004, 1 Munster U-16 A Football VEC 2004, 1 County Senior Football VEC 2005, 1 County Senior Hurling VEC 2006, 1 Munster Senior Hurling VEC 2006 (Clonakilty Community College), 1 Munster Inter-County Senior Football VEC 2006 (Cork)    

Greatest Influence on your career: Parents and Val Lynch

What you like most about St. James’ GAA club: The craic with the team mates and great development of facilities in recent years.

Favourite St. James’ GAA Supporter: Marguerite O’ Driscoll can always spot the right pass to make, usually to James or Shane. Super, rolling down the hill in Ballinacarriga.  John John's hand shake is inspiring, Donal Sheehan Junior always has a positive comment to make after the match, and Sonny Nyhan attended every single under age game I ever played with a pair of binoculars.

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