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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Paddy McLaughlin

Name: Paddy McLaughlin

Age: 29

Occupation: Cashier (bookmakers)

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Team: Oldtown Celtic

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson or Stifler from American Pie

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? Wolftone Bar for a good rebel sesh then the Pulse for a bit of DJ Rankin and Scooter

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played?
Drumbar old pitch was one of the worst pitches I’ve played at.

Which character in any film are you most like?
Chris Tucker from Rush Hour…don’t take life too serious and a wee bit dopey at times.

Any odd items in your kit bag?
No just the usual you would bring.

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Kyle Quil is always at the wind-up – he has a good few one liners. Gibby as well.

Which team mate has the best looking other half? We’ll just keep this one clean and say nothing!

Who is the worst/best trainer?
Kyle Gormley would be worst trainer constantly injured ..Chick McLaughlin would put a good shift in and rarely misses training

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room? Micheal Gibson loves a mirror selfie..he even grew his hair so he can flick it back and forwards in front of the mirror before a game.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Worst would be Luke Friel. No craic at all be like chatting to a brick wall at times lol. Best I would say has be Kyle Quil. He would have you in stitches.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Chick McLaughlin aka the kebab man. He would sleep with one if he could ..Kyle Quil likes a pie or 2 as well ..best would have to be Barney Bubbles.

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Niall Bonner player against and with him.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
“Lose as a team, draw as a team, and win as a team!”

Best manager you’ve ever played under? I owe a lot to my own father Pat McLaughlin. I have learned a lot from him. He was the one introduced me to football from a young age

Best ever performance?
Arranmore 3 years ago probably best goal I’ve ever scored in my life.

One to forget? Glencar semi-final got beat 3-2

Sporting ambition?
To win the the league or the cup with Oldtown Celtic. To say you won the league with most of your cousins and the pals you drink with would be brilliant.

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Henrik Larsson was my childhood here ..what a striker he was.

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Would love to play along side young Ciaran Coll ..wouldn’t transfer anybody out there is a good team spirit at Oldtown Celtic

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