Name: Kevin McGovern

Age: 35

Occupation: Plasterer


Team: Strand Rovers

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? James Corden for the crack, Chuck Liddell for a bit of back up, and probably Margot Robbie for a bit of eye candy.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? Usually Strand bar for a few after home games. Mick usually has the fire going strong for us after freezing ourselves for 90 minutes.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
Drumbar or the old Community Centre Field in Letterkenny on a wet day.

Which character in any film are you most like?
Probably The Monk in Mean Machine!

Any odd items in your kit bag?
A box of smokes.

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for?
It would have to be Brendan Glackin aka horse!

Which team mate has the best looking other half?
Not doing bad for myself but it would be rude for me to break the chain and not say Doalty Boyle!

Who is the worst/best trainer?
Best probably Stephen Glackin and Shane. The worst definitely myself. Hard to get time!

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Probably Darragh Hanlon even though he has moved on to greener pastures.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?
We usually drive in cars so worst is Brendan Glackin, doesn’t matter where we are going we have to go we always have to go the Glendowan road.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include? I’d have the worst. Breakfast roll before we head for a game. James McCole probably the best all he eats is fruit!

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Big Michael Sweeney and Cory Gallagher was hard to keep out.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
‘If you don’t keep your eye on the ball it will hit you in the back of the head’. Charlie, happy days.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Probably Packie McHugh first year we won the league.

Best ever performance?
Arranmore 7’s v Damos three years ago maybe. They were coming from all angles but kept a clean sheet.

One to forget?
Arranmore a good few years ago went to clear a back pass and missed it. Got beat 4-0.

Sporting ambition? Be nice to win another trophy before the retirement.. The clock is ticking…..

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

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?
Nobody out. I’d get Conor and Ryan Greene back from Oz and wee Damo H Hanlon for his aerial capabilities. Chris Greene back in where he should be and Brendan Brennan to get his finger out and get back.

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