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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Padraig McGinty

Padraig McGinty

Name: Padraig Mac Ginty

Age: 17

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Occupation: Shop Assistant

Team: Cranford FC/ Fanad

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? George Best because I’d say he’d be good craic on a night out.


Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
Has to be the local disco Empire in Downings.


What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
The Ballyraine pitch that they used for underage. Was like playing on the side of a hill


Any odd items in your kit bag?
A packet of haribos – just know you’ll be hungry


Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Gooch loves a good bit of joking in Logue’s after a game.

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Which team mate has the best looking other half?
Seamus Carr don’t think many of the others have women.


Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Keelan McGroddy, most of the boys are home before that man gets out of the changing rooms.


Who is the best/worst person to sit beside on the bus?
David O’Donnell would be the best, doesn’t chat too much to annoy me. Darragh Morrison would be the worst, doesn’t stop annoying me.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include? Don’t think too many of us have a good diet probably why we were in Division Two last year, but Dale Mc Fadden would have the worst seems to be fond of his dad’s chippie


Toughest opponent you have faced?
Conor O’Donnell against Rovers – a lot of pace was hard to run after.


Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
A player on a Meath GAA team said to me the last day: “If you don’t do too much running, I’ll help you out and I won’t run either”

Best manager you’ve ever played under? Danny McBride. The man knows his tactics.


Best ever performance?
Winning the shield with Cranford. Everyone played well that day and enjoyed the victory.

One to forget? Getting hammered by drunkenness at the start of the season.


Sporting ambition?
Bring Cranford back up to the Premier and win it

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be? Neymar. I was fond of just lying about on the ground not doing much.


If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Paul Boyce would be out because he seems to want to leave us to make a transfer to Singapore, and Aodh Mc bride would be in to bring a bit of pace to the team.

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