At the cutting edge



 A barber based on John Street in Omagh, Aidan was recently named as a finalist in the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Award – which recognises young people who have overcome barriers and achieved success

If you could be invisible for one day what would you do?

Scaring people and improving my bank account.

What’s your least appealing habit?

I have a bad habit of forgetting customer’s names.

What is your greatest trait?

I am told that it’s being laid back, but surely that’s a bad thing?

If you could ask God one question what would it be?

Who would win a fight, you or Chuck Norris?

Did you have a role model as a youth?

Dermy and Niall Devlin inspire me greatly. In general people who make the most of life including my mum and Barney senior.

How would you describe Tyrone to someone who has never been here before?

Wet and wild at the moment, but at its best it’s the best.

What are you watching on television now?

When I can get the remote off my brother I watch TV Burp, and I was watching the X Factor when Janet was in it.

What is the first record/tape/CD you ever bought?

Conal Gallen tape. I remember a song called Pakistan Pat, it really made me laugh listening to it on my father’s old cassette player.

Who’s you favourite band/singer?

My favourite band is Coldplay. Favourite male singer is Newton Faulkner and female singer Rhianna, but that is closely followed by Janet Devlin, I’m looking forward to seeing what she can do.

What’s your favourite film?

Kill the Irishman – quality!

What is your happiest memory?

Martin Conway and Colly Tuohey lifting the All-Ireland at Croke Park, and recently the Sperrin Og girl’s triumph put the icing on the cake.

And your saddest?

Any of the people I knew who passed away.

What makes you angry?

People spitting in public places; dirty public toilets; and texting/talking in the cinema.

Has there been a defining moment in your life that has got you to where you are today?

When Ryan, Rosemary and Tommy Browne gave me the opportunity to take over The Barber Shop, very nice people.

What is the most embarrassing thing you have done?

As an apprentice being sent to Boots for what I thought was mixture for hair dye, innocent as I was back then Shane Minnagh sent me for K and Y gel – I’ve never been back to Boots since!

Do you have a catchphrase?

‘What’s the craic?’

What’s your tipple?

A pint of stout.

Who would play you in a film of your life?

Jim Carrey, but if he’s too dear I would settle for Ronan McSherry.

What’s on your iPod at the moment?

I forget – ask the person who stole it. But the songs on my phone range from Empire of the Sun and Snow Patrol to A-ha. I have been told a few times to get away from the jukebox in different pubs.

What has been your greatest achievement?

After the birth certificate, representing Ireland over in Scotland at boxing and being close to winning Young Entrepreneur Northern Ireland.

Who is the person you most admire?

Each individual in my family for showing different qualities.

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Beck – One Foot In The Grave.