Mark Scanlon

So Mark,
Tell us an interesting fact that not a lot of people know about you
Everybody in Trim knows everything about everybody!!

Date and Place of birth
10/03/85 Dublin

Marital status
Single (Girlfriend for 2 years)

Best advice given
Support Shamrock Rovers, C’mon you Super Hoops!!

Worst Advice given

To get a job, I wanna go back to college!!!

Favourite Band
None really but my favourite artist is R.Kelly

Favourite Film


Favourite Food


Biggest influence on career

My parents

Best goal

Probably the one I scored against Agher Park in the U-15 Cup free-kick from about 30 yards and I don’t get too many of them!!

Favourite game

U-16 Cup Final v Torro, I played well and scored the winning penalty we had a great season that year and alot of that team went on to play senior for the club.

Game you’d rather forget

B Reserve League Final v Summerhill, it was my 1st senior final and I had a mare and missed a penalty and we lost despite topping the league by 15 points and beating Summerhill twice already that season and to top it all off the format was changed the following year and the playoffs were done away with!

Are you superstitious?

No but I do like sticking to routines!

Tell readers your favourite joke

A Northside girl walks into the local dry cleaners. She places a garment on the counter. “I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon to pick up my dress.” she says. “Come again?” says the clerk, cupping his ear.
“No” she replies. “This time it’s mayonnaise.”

If you won €1 million on the lottery what would you buy and who for?

An astro turf pitch so we wouldn’t have to train in that cabbage patch of a training area of ours, it’s almost as bad as Stamford Bridge!!

Thank you Mark for putting yourself under the SPOTLIGHT.

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