FIVE MINUTES WITH… Shannon McLaughlin

Name: Shannon McLaughlin

Age: 19

Occupation: Student


Team: Termon

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

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? The Lagoon

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

Which character in any film are you most like?
Katniss Everdeen

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Definitely Olive McCafferty she’s always winding people up

Which team mate has the best looking other half? Jodie McFadden

Who is the worst/best trainer? Best would be Nicole McLaughlin when she is there! Worst would be Annie McLaughlin she’s always messing!

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Has to be Mo O’Donnell she’s always fixing the hair.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
Best- Orla Blades. She’s good craic and I’ve known her years.
Worst- Roisin Friel. She is always playing really bad songs

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Best- would be Emer Gallagher, she’s always giving tips for cooking. Worst- I’d say I’ve the worst diet especially eating at college during the week.

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Ciara Finnegan

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
“No one ever died on the pitch” – Yankee

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Paddy McMenamin

Best ever performance?
Ulster Schools Final with Coláiste Ailigh

One to forget? Our minor game against Eunan’s last year.

Sporting ambition?
To win an All-Ireland

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Valerie Mulcahy

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
I wouldn’t want to put anyone out of the team this year but if I could bring back Therese McCafferty from Australia I would!


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