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FIVE MINUTES WITH… GEMMA GLACKIN

Name: Gemma Glackin

Age: 22


Occupation:
Personal Trainer/ Gym Instructor

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Team: Glenfin Ladies

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? I’d probably invite Gordon Ramsay for the feed!


Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
We’d usually end up in Harkin’s for dinner and a few glasses of water!


What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
Drumboe pitch has to have been the worst pitch I’ve trained on, was never too good for the ankles!


Which character in any film are you most like?
I’d say for sure I’m a Forest Gump. I’d run up and down the line all day


Any odd items in your kit bag?
I never really use a kit bag, the boot in the car is basically my kit bag and you’d find anything in there!


Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
I’d say that one would probably be Karen Ward.

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Which team mate has the best looking other half? I’d say that would have to be Grainne Houston.

Who is the worst/best trainer? Best- Grainne and Kathy never miss a running session. Worst- Danielle McGinley for sure. Barely shows her face to be honest.


Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
I’d say that one has to go to Francie now. It’s hard to get any mirror time at all with him about!

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus? Best is probably Karen Ward. Worst is probably Danielle McGinley she gives me an awful slagging!


Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Honestly couldn’t say who has the best, we are all very clean eaters. Worst for sure is Karen Ward, you’d often find her in Chinatower on a Friday evening after training.


Toughest opponent you have faced?
Probably Geraldine McLaughlin


Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
Best – ‘it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog’. Worst – ‘Go out and give your woman a good slap!’


Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Kenny Griffin and Davy McLaughlin for sure

Best ever performance?
Yet to happen lol


One to forget?
College All Ireland semi-final last year – lost by a point or two!

Sporting ambition? Win a senior Ulster title with the club


When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Always pretended I was Colm Cooper – was never quite as accurate!

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
I wouldn’t have anyone in or put anyone out.

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