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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Chris Greene

Chris Greene, Keadue Rovers

Name: Chris Greene

Age: 22

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Occupation: Barman/Student

Team: Keadue Rovers

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?

I would invite Rachel Riley from Countdown as she seems like a lovely girl. She’s clever and I suppose she’s not half bad on the eye either is she?

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
I usually start down about the Lobster Pot in Burtonport and then work my way up to Dungloe to the likes of Mulhern’s corner bar or the Bayview bar. I wouldn’t be fussy… a pint’s a pint.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
It isn’t necessarily a really bad pitch, but travelling to Glenea United isn’t easy. You know there’s going to be an angry mob of locals in that wee stand shouting abuse at you for the 90 minutes. It can be a bit of a torture to play down there, but at the same time it adds to the rivalry there, so it’s good craic.

Which character in any film are you most like?
Well I would like to think I’m as cool as Denzel Washington, but in reality that wouldn’t be too accurate.

Any odd items in your kit bag?
Sorry to disappoint but I don’t actually have one. I usually just wrap the essentials (boots and shin pads) in a towel.

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Has to be Daniel Bonner. He’s a nightmare for managers and referees, but he keeps spirits high among the players. Septic.

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Which team mate has the best looking other half?

James ‘Monty’ Boyle has done alright for himself so he has. Bagged himself a good one there. Definitely punching.


Who is the worst/best trainer?

I’m by far the best trainer on the team, but if I was to be modest, I would give it to Shaun ‘Yank’ Boyle. He’s a bit of an oul head you see, so he likes to help Danny out with drills and stuff as well. Worst trainer is Luke Neely, he’s just that wee bit too lazy God love him.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
It’s no secret that Donal Rodgers likes to make sure he’s well groomed at all times. I wouldn’t mind but there’s not a whole pile of hair left on his head to groom.


Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?

Depending on what kind of humour he’s in, Hugh ‘Yank’ Boyle could easily be the answer to both of those questions.


Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?

Well Damien ‘Wee H’ Hanlon’s diet consists entirely of beer and vodka so I doubt that’s good for you. Cory Gallagher probably has the best diet on the team I reckon. I’d say that man hasn’t consumed a carb since the nineties – he’s in good nick.


Toughest opponent you have faced?

There’s a wee fast blondy guy that plays for Donegal Town, I think his name might be David Graham, but I wouldn’t be certain of that. A real nuisance anyway, fair play to him.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
You probably heard this one before but there’s a famous quote down about Keadue with regards to what one of our managers said about cup games. ”Boys…. remember it’s a cup game…. anything can happen in a cup game…. you could be down 4-1 and come back to win 3-2” – Ben ‘the Beaver’ Boyle.


Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Jesus Peter McHugh was hard to beat. A real rough and tough approach to managing. You weren’t allowed to pull out of a tackle when Peter was about let me tell you. You would be subbed. I liked that. But some very honourable mentions to Danny Doogan, Ben ‘the Beaver’ Boyle, and Pat Ward.


Best ever performance?

I can’t put my finger on one. I’m rarely 100% pleased with my performance.

One to forget?
Gave away a silly goal against Cappry Rovers this year and they went on to win that game because of it. That didn’t sit well with me for a while.


Sporting ambition?
Short term ambition is to be promoted to the Premier Division as champions, but we have the youngest team in the county so I know we are capable of all sorts in the future.

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
I used to pretend to be Roy Keane.

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team? If I was in charge of transfers I wouldn’t change too much. We have a good wee family down there in Central Park at the minute, and between the youth players we have coming through and Danny Doogan at the helm, we will be back in the top flight before you know it.

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