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FIVE MINUTES WITH…. Damien Hanlon

Name: Damien Hanlon

Age: 29

Occupation: Electrician

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Team: Keadue Rovers

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Johnny Cash for the tunes, Joe Rogan to keep the conversation flowing and Jurgen Klopp for the banter.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
Usually the Corner Bar followed by the Bridge Inn, Dungloe.

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

Which character in any film are you most like?
Alan from the Hangover.

Any odd items in your kit bag?
Nothing apart from odd socks maybe.

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
Shaun the Yank tells a great one about an apple.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?
Luke Neely even if it is a different one every week.

Who is the worst/best trainer?
Best Shaun Yank.. worst is Eugene Byrne ever since he pulled the hamstring and lost a yard of pace.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Eugene Byrne is forever fixing himself before and after a game. He likes to look sharp.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus? Don’t really get buses so it’s usually myself, the Neelys, Chris Greene and Shaun Yank so they’re probably the best and the worst.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include? Best is Christy Greene. He’s a vegan so I take it that’s all good stuff. The worst is Adam Neely – kebabs and pizzas.

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Johnny McGinty, serious baller.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
You’ve probably heard this before from a Keadue player but it doesn’t get old! Ben the Beaver: “Lads it’s a cup game, anything could happen we could be 4-1 down and end up winning 3-2.”

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Too many to mention but Derek Bo/ James Boyle, Pat Ward and Ben Beaver Boyle were always good to play for.

Best ever performance? Played ok in our last game, scored two goals to beat our neighbours Strand Rovers which is always nice.

One to forget?
Myself and Paul Yank Boyle had a torrid time in Copany one day. I don’t think we’ll ever forget it.

Sporting ambition? Win as much as possible with Keadue.

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?
Robbie Fowler.

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Wouldn’t get rid of anyone. I’d take back Paul Yank and Mark Forker to their home club.

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