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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Jade O’Donnell

Name: Jade O’Donnell

Age: 22


Occupation:
Student

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Team: Naomh Muire


If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?
Lewis Capaldi and Philip Schofield for some entertainment and Daniel O’Donnell for the tunes.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? Keep it local in Sharkey’s and Caisleain Oir.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on? Drumboe.


Which character in any film are you most like?
Joey Tribbiani from friends, I love my food.


Any odd items in your kit bag?
Orange peels, that were used as gum shields.

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for? Joint between Hannah Gallagher and Katie O’Donnell, two messers.

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Which team mate has the best looking other half? That one would be up for debate.


Who is the worst/best trainer?
Between Erika Hanna and the chuckle brothers Roisin Rodgers and Saoirse Bonner would be the best, always keen. Worst goes to two ticks Tara O’Donnell never at home like myself.


Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Sarah Doherty, always has the hair perfect on the pitch.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus? We would normally take cars, so best car would be with Caroline Sharkey and worst Claire Sweeney she would probably take a detour god knows were.


Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Worse would be Lisa McGee and Megan Burns, a liquid diet they go by in college I believe. Best would probably be Erika and Amy Hanna and Sarah Doherty.


Toughest opponent you have faced?
‘Superstar’ herself Rachel Kearns.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent? ‘It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.’


Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Kenny Griffin is hard to beat.

Best ever performance? As a team, the Intermediate Gaeltacht final a couple of weeks ago.

One to forget? The Championship finals last couple of years, just fallen a little short of a win.

Sporting ambition? Hopefully win the All-Ireland Gaeltacht and championship this year.


When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Niamh and Ciara Hegarty.


If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Take in Karen Guthrie and Geraldine McLaughlin for up forward.

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