We’re about four miles outside Westport, Co Mayo, on the Galway road side. Most of my life I played soccer for Westport United. Our biggest achievement was winning the Junior Cup back in 2005. It doesn’t happen too often, a small town winning a national cup. I was captain at the time.

We used to have beef cattle, but Dad got out of it about 10 years ago. There’s six of us and no one had any interest in taking on the farm. Dad has been leasing it out the last few years. He was kind of hoping one of us would take it on when he was getting out, but there was just no money in beef farming.