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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Daragh Ellison

Name: Daragh Ellison

Age: 18

Occupation: Student at St Eunan’s College

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Team: Finn Harps U19

Favourite team: Liverpool

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Alex Oxlade Chamberlain or Virgil Van Dijk – both decent guys

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? Toland’s Bar in Clonmany


What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
Has to be Orchard Grove

Which character in any film are you most like? Doug from the Hangover – the responsible one


Any odd items in your kit bag?
Always find a Mars bar and a pair of ankle socks in my bag.

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Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Joel Bradley Walsh he’s always making jokes and great character to have around.

Which team mate has the best looking other half? Well apart from me Jack Doherty is punching we’ll just say that.


Who is the worst/best trainer?
Worst: Joel Bradley Walsh/Keenan Diver – Two lazy centre halves. Best: Stephen Doherty


Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Gabriel Aduaka. He always has a different hair style each game and it has to look perfect before going out.


Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Best: Ronan Gallagher a quiet man but comes out with some serious shouts. Worst: Lee McLaughlin he’s always sleeping with his headphones on


Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Best: Probably Pat Loughrey – don’t know what he eats but he’s always running. Worst: Niall McGinley loves his pizza after the games.


Toughest opponent you have faced?
Marc Walsh


Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
“Aim for the black spot” during a soccer game


Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Declan Boyle


Best ever performance?
Has to be the cup final against cork last year in Finn Park


One to forget?
St Pat’s away last year. Missed a penalty, lost 6-1 and ended up in Letterkenny casualty with concussion

Sporting ambition? To become a professional footballer


When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Steven Gerrard, what a player he was.


If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
No one would be out but I’d bring in Kylian Mbappe and Virgil van Dijk so they can sit on the bench and come on to see the game out.

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