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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Ronan Docherty

Name: Ronan Docherty

Age: 20

Occupation:
Student

Team: Milford

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?
There aren’t many that I haven’t partied with already, but George Best would have been good craic.

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Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? Always go to Dusty’s first, then venture to Warehouse even when not supposed to.

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

Which character in any film are you most like?
I’m often referred to as Rodney from Only Fools and Horses.

Any odd items in your kit bag?
None – the mother always has it clean

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for? TJ Evesson and Pauric Curley are always fighting over that award.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?
I’m going to have to say Cathal McGettigan just because I want to be the first in there if anything ever happens.

Who is the worst/best trainer?
Best is Paddy Peoples or Luke Barrett. Worst is Ryan McMahon (He’s retired five times already) and Gary Merritt is always at soccer training.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Chippie Barrett lands a half-hour early just to stand there looking at himself.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
The best are the Doyles and Darragh Black. They tell great stories. The worst is Conor McHugh. He never knows when to be quiet.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?
Best: Kane Barrett. Worst: Kyle Black and Gary Merritt are never done eating sweets.

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Michael Langan

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
My favourite is when the Bull Calf told me he played a match with a broken leg.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
SP Barrett or Gary McDaid

Best ever performance? Ulster Intermediate quarter-final in 2017.

One to forget? Ulster semi-final the week after

Sporting ambition? Represent Donegal and win the Dr Maguire Cup with my club.

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be? Conor Classon

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Mark Curran to tighten the defence or Cian McEniff now with his new role as bear on the square. I wouldn’t transfer anyone out. We’ve lost too many already (Christy McCafferty/Connor Gormley).

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