Glencar Celtic's Junior Russell (left) with Garvan Grieve.

Glencar Celtic’s Junior Russell (left) with Garvan Grieve.

Name: Junior Russell

Team: Player/Manager with Glencar Celtic


Age: 37

Occupation: I’m a bread man!

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?
Carl Cox!

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? We go to the Glencar Inn after a win.

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

Which character in any film are you most like? The squad reckon I’m like Danny DeVito

Any odd items in your kit bag?
Holy Water from Lourdes.

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

Which teammate has the best looking other half? For safety reasons, I’ll pick my own woman.

Who is the worst trainer?
Kieran ‘Giggles’ Doherty.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Liam ‘Sunbeds’ Doherty

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Seanie Houston – he’s toxic!

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Kieran ‘Giggles’ Doherty – he thinks Big 4 sauce is toothpaste!

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Johnny Speak.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
Ray McFeely rang me after training one night to tell me he’s be out injured with a cruicate ligament knee injury and was heading for an MRI scan, only to train the very next night and get man of the match that Saturday. Moon man!!

Best manager you’ve ever played under? Charlie McGeever (Finn Harps).

Best ever performance?
Beating Ramelton Mariners 8-0 in the last game of season the year we won our first ever league title.

One to forget? Both cup finals last year.

Sporting ambition?
To play for Ireland!

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Eric Cantona.

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Eamon ‘Cub’ Dunne out and I’d put myself in!


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