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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Michael Ward

Michael Ward

Name: Michael Ward

Age: 18

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Occupation: Student/oyster farmer

Team: Strand Rovers F.C.

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

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
Strand bar and after that every other bar in the town

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
Drumbar

Which character in any film are you most like?
Jamie Dornan

Any odd items in your kit bag? A set of tennis rackets

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Would have to be the 2 Glackins – Stephen and Brendan – they’re the 2 wittiest young fellas

Which team mate has the best looking other half?
Would have to be Doalty Boyle’s (sorry Doalty)

Who is the worst/best trainer?
Worst would have to be Brendan Glackin. The best would be between Stephen Glackin and Doalty.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Easy one. This would be Darragh Hanlon. If he was a bar of chocolate he would eat himself.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Best would be Daniel Ward. Worst would have to be Matthew O’Donnell because he never shuts up.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Kevin McGovern would be the worst because before the games he’s like a chimney never stops smoking. Best would be Shane (the hat) O’Donnell because Katie the girlfriend never feeds him.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent? Worst quote would be from Peter McHugh – “You couldn’t tell offside like a buffalo.”

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Would have to be Pat Ward

Best ever performance?
Against Aranmore getting the winner with a header. It was a nice feeling.

One to forget?
Aranmore getting their revenge in the Boodoo cup final later that year. That was not too nice

Sporting ambition?
First off to win the Saturday league this year under our new manager Packie McHugh.

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
As a kid I always wanted to be like Ronaldinho because he had everything.

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
I would want big Michael Sweeney from Orchard to be in the team. He would cause a lot of damage. My brother Ethan would definitely be out, would save a lot of headaches every year

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