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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Paul Burns

Paul Burns

Name: Paul Burns

Age: 27

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Occupation: Painter

Team: CLG Beart and Donegal

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Padraig Doherty (Chuckie) and Jamesie Donnelly. That’s all you need for a party. Just to hear the two boys sing My Little Honda 50 would make anybody’s day.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? Frontier, Bridgend or the Fort Bar, Burt


What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
Athleague in Roscommon.

Which character in any film are you most like? The Monk out of Mean Machine


Any odd items in your kit bag?
Not really just a heap of match programmes

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Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for? Our physio Colm O’Neill loves to take the hand at all the lads


Which team mate has the best looking other half?
I’ll say nothing for this one.


Who is the worst/best trainer?
Worst: Kevy Campbell – the man is never off the physio bed. Best: Stephen Gillespie – never misses training.


Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
There’s a good few here but Massy and Micky McCann are always last out. The two boys will be hoping for a good day in Croke Park so their tan doesn’t start to run.


Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Worst has to be Caolon McDermott – never stops talking. Best: Cricky McDermott – good man for the tunes.


Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Worst: Myself. Best: Sean McVeigh – he’s turned vegan


Toughest opponent you have faced?
Keith Higgins Mayo

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent? Fergal Grant in Burt has some good ones but not for the paper.

Best manager you’ve ever played under? Ciaran McDermott and Kevin Glenn – Burt second team football managers. Kevin Glenn is a tactical genius.


Best ever performance?
Probably against down in the 2011 Ulster Hurling Championship.

One to forget? Mayo in the league this year was a bad day.


Sporting ambition?
Play as long as I can and win as much as I can.


When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
DJ Carey or Joe Deane

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team? Nobody we are a solid team.

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