"What's the story, Martin Storey? Now Wexford's really bound for glory"
Oulart-The Ballagh's Martin Storey played for the Wexford senior hurling team from 1982 to 2001 amassing a total score of 26-306 for the Purple and Gold.
He went on to captain Wexford to their All-Ireland final victory in 1996. Storey picked up 3 All-Stars during his career. Here he is in typical pose, slotting yet another pint over the bar from the half forward line.
It's always the ones you don't expect. I posted this image to twitter and Facebook and it became, by an absolute country mile, the most popular illustration I've done so far.
I decided to do an illustration of Liam Spratt after seeing the pictures from the recent Wexford GAA awards night where Liam was the MC on the night.
Liam Spratt always brings a unique style to his commentary-saying the first thing that pops into his head a lot of the time and gets totally engrossed in the game unfolding before his eyes. This often leads to his now infamous commentating slip ups.
No referee is safe, Co-commentators had better finish their point quick and the tea served out had better be of decent quality when the man Spratt is about.
I threw in a few of his more famous quotes but there will always be additions as long as Liam has the microphone. Let's hope that's for a long time to come.
One of the best goalkeepers in hurling, I had always planned on doing an illustration of Clare's Davy Fitz. Deciding on the pose was simple enough. Here he shows the typical passion or that bit of madness that he always brought to the game. A real character of hurling.
Along with Peter Canavan, Mickey Linden of Down was my favourite footballer when I was growing up. Pictured here on a typical bursting solo run
Decided to revisit this earlier image I had done of the Wexford starting lineup of the 1996 All-Ireland final. Laid out in their positions on the field, I just kept their features to the minimum. Each player is fairly distinguishable from the next; George O'Connor and Storey are instantly recognisable with their moustaches; Rod Guiney with his red hair; Gary Laffan with his nose strip; Liam Dunne and his bushy eyebrows and so on. I had tried various diffeernt coloured backgrounds but plain white seemed to bring the images out best.
Probably the most difficult illustration I've attempted so far. Took me numerous attempts to get Seán Óg's face right. Not 100% but think it's pretty close enough now. Apart from the shadow, which I will change again in the future.
Illustration of 2012 All Star nominee, Wexford and Gusserane's Panther Flynn. Pictured here in typical pose as he looks to go on the attack. Happy with the shadows and highlights in this one, something I always find difficult enough to do,
Zinedine Zidane scoring THAT fantastic goal for Real Madrid in the 2002 UEFA Champions League final against Bayer Leverkusen.
Antrim forward Liam Watson in full flight. One of the most talented hurlers around and one of those players that would probably make it onto any team in the country.
Cartoon interpretation of Kerry's Colm 'Gooch' Cooper. One of the most skillful footballers ever.
Encapsulated here as he is about to take a free kick in the surroundings of Croke Park.