Name: Barrie McGhee

Age: 17

Occupation: Student


Team: Ballybofey United.

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Mike Tyson and Roy Keane. I think they would have some stories between them.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory? Can’t beat Harley’s Cheers Bar.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on? Our neighbours up the Donegal road. You could say it just isn’t perfectly level.

Which character in any film are you most like? Scotty T.

Any odd items in your kit bag? Udder cream for cows.

Who’s the biggest joker in the team you play for? Wizzy McGowan.


Which team mate has the best looking other half? Would be happy enough with any of Michael Lafferty’s partners.

Who is the worst/best trainer? Worst – When Johnny Bell tries to make the step up, he can embarrass himself at times. Best – Adam McCullagh always gives 100% and is very hard-working.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus? I sat beside Paddy Hannigan on the bench a few weeks back and safe to say I’ll be in no rush to get next to him anytime soon.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include? I would say I have the worst diet, eat far too much rubbish. Best would be Wizzy McGowan. His diet consists of salad leaves and very little meat. Proper rabbit food.

Toughest opponent you have faced? I played against Global Premier Soccer from America in the Foyle Cup a few years back and they beat us 5-0 and it could easily have been twenty. Completely different level.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent? Best thing I was told was the first pass you see is the best pass.

Best manager you’ve ever played under? Too many footballing masterminds to name.

Best ever performance? Schools Under 15 All-Ireland semi-final. A 2-0 win against Rice College in Sligo Showgrounds.

One to forget? Played in Mayo there a few weeks back with a chest infection and was glad to get off the field. We would have been better with ten men on.

Sporting ambition? Play football regularly and enjoy it.

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

If you were in charge of transfers, who’d be in and who’d be out of the team? Would break the bank and get Barney Lafferty back in a Ballybofey jersey. Wouldn’t get rid of anyone. I think everyone is happy with the quality that we have.

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