FIVE MINUTES WITH… Cathal McGettigan

Milford's Cathal McGettigan against David Miller of Rathmullan Celtic.

Milford’s Cathal McGettigan against David Miller of Rathmullan Celtic.

Name: Cathal McGettigan

Age: 21


Occupation: Student

Team: Milford United

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?
Without a doubt it has to be Pirlo because he’s the coolest man alive. “No Pirlo, No Party.”

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
Dusty’s or the Traveller’s are always good shouts.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on? Rathmullan’s old pitch.

Which character in any film are you most like?
Denzel Washington in Training Day.

Any odd items in your kit bag? None

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?

There’s a few. Caolan McGettigan, Kyle Black, and Gary Merritt like to think they’re funny and can be at times. Mickey McGlynn comes out with a few funny jokes as well.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

After Kyle Black’s romance in Sligo last week, I’d have to say his missus.

Who is the worst trainer?

Mark Flood is in a league of his own, with Paul “Pirlo” Nash a close second. He just stands in the middle calling all the shots.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?

Definitely Jonny Logue, he is worse than a woman.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
The best is Jonny Logue or Gary Merritt because they have you laughing the whole way to the game. The worst is Kyle Black because you just get a sore ear listening to him.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?

The worst diet is between Joey Cullen and Mark Flood. Joey loves his takeaways and I was once at a match where Mark Flood was on the bench eating a bag of crisps and drinking a bottle off 7-UP. The best diet is probably Caolan McGettigan all he eats is beef.

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Shane McGinty.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?

Noel Gillespie: “Right boys, everyone knows the story …. so here’s the story.”


Best manager you’ve ever played under?
It would have to be Peter Doherty (aka the waterboy for the Oscar Traynor team) and his assistant Emmett ‘Suarez’ Eastwood.

Best ever performance?
Away to Wexford in the FAI Junior Cup in one of my first games for the club.

One to forget?
There have been many, but probably an underage game against Glencar when I missed a sitter to win the league. Gary Merritt still gives me stick about it.

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be? Steven Gerrard and Kaka.

If you were in charge of transfers who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
I’d have to take in Darragh Black or Kyle McFadden. They’re two top quality players. I’d get rid of TJ Evesson because he’s a leech to the club.

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