Interview: Joe Carrig on his change from Gaelic to Aussie Rules, his MMA hobby and ice hockey

Q: How did you hear of the Toronto Dingos?

A: from fellow Irish man Fitzy (Robert Fitzhugh) whilst trying to play soccer in the snow on a cold December morning!

Q: What sport did you play prior to Aussie Rules?

A: Gaelic football and soccer

Q: How do you find the cross over, what is difficult/easy?

A: it wasn’t too rough of a change over from Gaelic football but the tackling took some getting used to

Q: What do you like best about the game?

A: It’s a fast flowing game

Q: how does it feel being an Irish man in Canada playing an Australian Sport?

A: I had to give up on my ice hockey career once I figured out I couldn’t skate so playing football makes more sense

Q: What are your favourite things about being a Dingo?

A: The banter

Q: What are your goals for the season?

A: learn more about the game and improve my skills and hopefully make an impact for the team

Q: We hear you have a big Martial Arts Tournament coming up in Montreal in a weeks’ time. What is it like to juggle both sports?

A: It’s difficult because it takes up a lot of energy but both sides have been very understanding so it’s great to able to do both

Q: Who is your favourite Dingo and why?

A: Sure it would be wrong to pick one; they're a good bunch of lads

Q: Best moment with the club so far?

A: Winning the div2 grand final


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