FIVE MINUTES WITH… Ciara Gallagher

Ciara Gallagher

Name: Ciara Gallagher

Age: 22


Occupation: Store assistant for Aldi

Team: St Mary’s Convoy ladies

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?
Would have to be Beyoncé.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
We haven’t won’t much in the last few years but we’ve done plenty of celebrating this year with the men in Mannie’s and Breen’s.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
St Naul’s on a bad day is brutal but training along with cows in Drumboe was horrible.

Which character in any film are you most like? Beca in pitch perfect because I’m always in charge of the music.

Any odd items in your kit bag?
Rule book, you never know when you’re going to need it

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Has to be Shauna Ward, always joking about something. We laugh with her but also at her.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?
Seeing as most of the girls are single, that’s a pretty hard question, but anyone looking for a sporty girl you know where to go.

Who is the worst/best trainer?
Worst has to be Nadia McGee. Always stretching when the word sprints gets mentioned. Best has to be Aimee Bonner – this girl doesn’t know when to stop.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Has to be our very own mua (Make-up artist) Erica Wilson.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus? We never get buses but the best four in the car has to be Victoria Kelly, Annie Rose Quinn, Erica Wilson and Shauna Ward.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Best diet is Ellie Barron and worst is probably myself as I do love a good chinese.

Toughest opponent you have faced? Amber Barrett had to be the toughest when I was in nets hated seeing her come at me.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
Aoife McLaughlin’s “you got her” when you could be a mile away from her.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
County- Davy McLaughlin
Club- Stephen Friel. Both liked to say it how it was.

Best ever performance?
County – All-Ireland U21 semi-final still have an O’Neill’s ball print on my leg, Club – Shield final against Milford scoring 1-8.

One to forget? Shield final this year when we lost out to Milford in the closing minutes of the game.

Sporting ambition?
To help bring more silverware to the ladies and the teams I coach.

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

Karl Lacey, even tried to pull off the white boots!

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Would love Yvonne McMonagle to come to us but the proud Marys stick together.

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