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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Kevin McGonigle

Kevin McGonigle

Name: Kevin McGonigle

Age: 21

Team:
Gaeil Fhanada

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?
Dan Bilzerian seems like he’d be decent craic.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
The Lodge would usually be the first stop.

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

Which character in any film are you most like?
King Leonidas

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Any odd items in your kit bag? Nothing out of the ordinary.

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Michael Sweeney always has something to say!

Which team mate has the best looking other half?
Not sure, I heard Conor Sean’s been hiding someone on us.

Who is the worst/best trainer? Worst: Eoghan Carr – always likes to show up after the warm up. Best would probably be Jimmy Coyle.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Benny Nanny, always looking for hair gel.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Declan Coyle and Enda Coll used to be a nightmare, would argue black is white with each other.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Best is Brian McVeigh, loves his broccoli, and worst Joe Blaney, fries and cookies.

Toughest opponent you have faced? Lorcan Connor was always tricky to mark.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
‘You’ve been walking around like a pornstar,” the manager describing Niall Carr after a match-winning point.

Best manager you’ve ever played under? John Phaidi

One to forget? U21 Semi Final v Letterkenny Gaels

Sporting ambition? Win an Intermediate Championship

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be? Henrik Larsson was always a favourite.

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Diarmuid Connelly could probably do a job, get Joe Blaney out, too injury prone.

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