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Five minutes with… Fermanagh’s Roisin Gleeson

Name: Roisin Gleeson Fermanagh v Tipperary - TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Semi-Final
Age: 28
Occupation: Part time sport student and part time factory worker

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Teams played for:

St Patrick’s GFC Donagh & Fermanagh ladies

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

I couldn’t have a party without the Fermanagh crew and my St Pat’s ladies contingent, then the one and only David DeGea, Cheryl Cole and Mrs Brown. Guaranteed a epic laugh.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?

Blakes of the Hollow in Enniskillen is always good for a few bottles of Magners and a bit of karaoke.

If you weren’t playing GAA what would you be at?

I’ll probably have to take up the darts soon enough, only messing, I’d be playing a bit of soccer

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

Newtownbutler

Which character in any film are you most like?

Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy due to us sharing common characteristics like been smart, witty and always looking out for other people.

Any odd items in your kit bag?

A multipack of insulating tape from the hardware shop. Only job to keep the football socks up.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Adidas boots – Predator preferred. Murphy gloves for outfield and MG-GK goalkeeper gloves

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

Aileen Moane is the joker. She keeps the craic going no matter what.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Lynne McFredrick #silverfox

Who is the worst trainer?

Sarah McCausland, hamstrings are always tight

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?

The Newtown ladies were always hard to get out of the dressing rooms after a game but I think Joanne Doonan is starting to take over that crown.

Who’s the best/worst person to share a room with on away trips?

Best is Aine Mac from Newtown. Most organised person I’ve ever met. Worst is Claire Woods Reilly as she would talk for Ireland.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?

Best is Aileen Moane, always good for a game of snap at 8am on the way to a match and Claire Woods Reilly’s stories.

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

Aisling and Aileen Moane have the worst diet, Nutella on everything. Sweets galore. Tara Little would of always had a brilliant diet.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Kyla Trainor & Lisa Morgan from Down

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?

“So youse know the team” before it’s been named out. “Youse are like a duck after a spud”

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Ogi Cadden from Donagh

Best ever performance?

Ulster final 2013 against Down in Celtic Park

One to forget?

All-Ireland semi final against Tipperary; beat by 1 point as the hooter sounded.

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

Tom Brewster

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

In: Aisling Doonan from Cavan, Briege Corkery from Cork and Sinead Goldrick from Dublin. Couldn’t get rid of anyone I don’t think

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