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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Mark McAteer

Name: Mark McAteer

Age:
20

Occupation:
Student

Team: Glenswilly

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

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
Tir na nOg

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What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on? Kilcar or Tri-a-Lough in Fanad

Which character in any film are you most like?
Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans

Any odd items in your kit bag?
None

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
According to the man himself, it’s Caoimhin Marley. The only thing funny about that man though is how slow he is in training

Which team mate has the best looking other half? Cathal Gallagher

Who is the worst/best trainer?
The worst trainer would be Ciaran Bonner and the best Shaun Wogan.

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

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Caoimhin Marley and Cormac Callaghan are the worst, all they do the entire journey is argue about who plays the better music, and the best is Shane McDaid cause he plays better music than the other two boys.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include? The best is ‘Copper’. His mammy keeps him right with her dinners and the worst is ‘Muscles’

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Niall O’Donnell – doesn’t have a weak foot.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent
? ‘Hit it in to Murphy’ – Everyone

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Aidy Glackin and Johnny McGinley in my last year at minor level

Best ever performance? Last year’s championship quarter-final against Four Masters

One to forget?
Last year’s championship semi final against Glenties

Sporting ambition?
Win this year’s championship with Glenswilly

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Frank McGlynn or Colm Cooper

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Odhran MacNiallias in and Neil Gallagher out. Old age has got to him unfortunately

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