FIVE MINUTES WITH… Caoimhin Marley

Name: Caoimhin Marley

Age: 21

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 and Dan Bilzerian seem like two men who would know how to enjoy themselves and they’d probably bring some talent with them.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
Tir Na nÓg since McClafferty’s is closed.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on? Plenty to choose from…PCC pitch and Dungloe fairly bad

Which character in any film are you most like?
Prince Charming from Shrek.

Any odd items in your kit bag?
Nothing too mad, usually keep a holy medal in it.

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Gary ‘Copper’ McFadden, but usually you’re laughing at him laughing at his own joke rather than the actual joke itself!

Which team mate has the best looking other half? Brian Farrelly

Who is the worst/best trainer?
Few contenders for worst – Christopher McMonagle’s hamstrings always seem to get tight when the sprints start. Mark McAteer would be the best

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Oisin Crawford – wouldn’t leave the dressing room after a game without the Superdry on and the hair gelled!

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus? Best – Shane McDaid. Worst- Mark McAteer and Shane McDevitt. If Mark is driving we have to leave at least 10 minutes earlier, I don’t think the car leaves third gear, and Shane is always plaguing me asking for dolls’ Snapchat names

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Best – Leon Kelly has a very “cultured diet” after all his years of travelling he tells me…whatever that means . Worst- Ryan Diver have caught him sneaking out of Bamboo Court a few times

Toughest opponent you have faced? Rian O’Neill for DKIT last year or Niall O’Donnell

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent? “We just need to find that lovely magic spot” was the main point in Michael Murphy’s LYIT team talks.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Gary McDaid and Michael Murphy.

Best ever performance?
Bundoran in the Championship last year.

One to forget?
Four Masters in this year’s Championship less said about it the better.

Sporting ambition?
Win another Senior Championship, and play for Donegal I suppose is everyone’s dream

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Michael Murphy or Neil Gallagher

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team? In- Jack McCaffreys pace wouldn’t go amiss. Out – Brian Gibbons, he’s supposed to be waterboy but more often than not he’s standing gossiping or looking at pictures of rally cars on his phone at the opposite end of the pitch when you want a drink.


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