Five minutes with… John McFadden

John McFadden, Glenswilly.

John McFadden, Glenswilly.

Name: John McFadden

Age: 37


Occupation: Factory Worker

Team: Glenswillly Reserves

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?
Will Ferrell.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?
McClafferty’s in Churchill.

Worst pitch you have ever played on? Dungloe, it’s like a bog.

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Who’s the biggest joker in the teams you play for? Rory Callaghan.

Who has the best looking other half?
I better say myself!

Worst trainer: Patrick ‘Gorby’ McConnell – he’s very lackadaisical.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?
Ryan McLaughlin and Caoimhin Marley.

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?

Charlie Bonner would have the best diet. Christopher McMonagle has the worst. He eats burgers, kebabs and anything that’s going. Our manager, Aidy Glackin, wouldn’t be much better!

Toughest opponent you have faced?
Daniel Gallagher.

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?
“It’s a game of two halves.” – Harry Gallagher.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?
Aidy Glackin.

Best ever performance? Against St Eunan’s in the reserve quarter-final this year.


One to forget? Against Ballinderry in the Ulster Club final 2013

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

If there was a transfer market who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?

“Gorby” would definitely be out, and I’d get Michael Murphy to drop down to reserves to replace him.

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