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FIVE MINUTES WITH…Joey Cullen

Joey Cullen


Name:
Joey Cullen

Age: 28

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Occupation: Factory worker

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?
Calvin Harris – get him to dj.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
Dusty’s – no limit on level of drunkenness – even TJ Evesson isn’t barred.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on? Our own pitch is up there with the worst on a bad day!

Which character in any film are you most like?
Will Ferrell in Stepbrothers because I’m a ‘curly headed f***’.

Any odd items in your kit bag?
Nothing odd – bar of chocolate of some kind.

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Cathal McGettigan – he’s full of crap, but full of craic too!

Which team mate has the best looking other half?
Easy…Gary Merritt.

Who is the worst/best trainer?
Worst: ‘Spike’ for the seventh year in-a-row. Best: ‘Benjo’.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Don’t have a mirror in the clubhouse of any kind as Paddy Peoples unfortunately found out when his contact lens was in the back of his eye!

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Best: Pauric Curley- never a dull trip on with Curley! Worst: Christy McCafferty if he’s had curry in the previous 24 hours!

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Best: Paddy Peoples would probably be the cleanest eater.
Worst: Kyle Black has a tab in the Friar’s Rest and a belly to match.

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Few decent ones in centre mid – Kevin Mulhern – although I usually eventually outmuscle him!!

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
‘Suarez’ when we were away to an Inishowen side last year. The ref came in to chat to us before ko with a strong cockney accent, when he left the dressing room went silent and Suarez says ‘what English he speaks?’

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Peter Doherty was good, quiet man on the sidelines!

Best ever performance?
Serious team performance winning the Ulster cup a few years back, no thanks to ‘Benjo’.

One to forget?
Stuffed 6 nil by Pike Rovers in the Junior Cup, oh bad.

Sporting ambition?
Win a few more trophies, beer on a Sunday!

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

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Shaun McElwaine would be in. Him & ‘Spike’ would be some centre half pairing!

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