FIVE MINUTES WITH… Amanda Callaghan

Amanda Callaghan

Name: Amanda Callaghan

Age: 20


Occupation: Shop assistant

Team: Fanad United

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around
? Post Malone would be great entertainment

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
Either the Village Inn or the Atlantic House. Hannah and Eibhlin make great grub for us!

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on? It would have to be the old flagpole pitch in Rathmullan, it’s like running up a hill!

Which character in any film are you most like?
Melissa McCarthy in Identity Thief because she knows the words to every song!

Any odd items in your kit bag?
Nothing too odd, the speaker comes everywhere with me

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

Which team mate has the best looking other half? Most of our girls are single but I’ve heard Lisa Friel’s man is attractive even though she keeps him well hidden from us

Who is the worst/best trainer?
Best would have to be Packie McElwaine – he’s a great coach!

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room? Aisling McDevitt and Zoe Green spend all day fixing their hair, can never get them out.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Tough one, Lauren McBride, Niamh McDevitt and Eimear Sweeney are full of chat can’t keep them quiet!

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Worst- Megan Wilson lands with a full bag of sweets every game, Laura Dugera and Noelle McMenamin are the healthier people!

Toughest opponent you have faced?
I’ve come up against many great players but Roma McLaughlin tops them all

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
‘Gin makes you win’ – Megan Wilson

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
I’ve played under a few good managers but it would have to be Packie McElwaine

Best ever performance?
First game of the season for Fanad scored a hat-trick. It was a great team performance

One to forget? Getting beat in the Schools All-Ireland final in 2016

Sporting ambition? To reach the highest level possible in football and work in coaching for many years

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Apart from Madonna Friel it would have to be Henrik Larsson

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
I’d love to see Claire Friel and Siobhan Sweeney playing back with Fanad again – two great players. Lauren Carr and Rosheen McGinley would be out – they be at GAA most of the time anyway


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