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Five minutes with Tyrone’s Shannon Quinn

Name: Shannon Quinn 678373
Age: 26
Occupation: Accountant


Teams played for:

Errigal Ciaran, Tyrone, DCU and UUJ

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

Teresa McGuckin – her inappropriateness always gives me a good laugh
Bronagh Sheridan – she exceeded all expectations at my 21st
Paul McGroarty – that man loves a good party and loves to keep it going into the early hours.

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

Sallys Omagh is always a good shout although Cottons Corner Kitchen has become quite the party venue.

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

I loved netball in school so I would maybe give that a go. It could give me a chance to play in the same team as Neamh Woods which is never a bad thing.

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

Badoney’s old pitch was literally an uphill battle.

Which character in any film are you most like?

I was described as Mufasa out of the Lion King in my Dromantine days.

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Not really – I would be known for my neatness so ‘odd items’ don’t sit well with me.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Adidas for footwear, Murphy’s for gloves. Gum shield has to come from the dentist otherwise I can’t talk which wouldn’t do.

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

Errigal – Geardine McGinley has definitely brought a new dimension to ‘joker’ in the Errigal team (PG PG). For Tyrone Emma Symth or Zoe Loughran are always up to mischief.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Maria Canavan has numerous other halves which are all very cute. If you have the initials CC watch yourself. Other than that Cara McCrossan pulled a stunner somehow, I am still in shock.

Who is the worst trainer?

Christiane Hunter uses talking as an excuse plenty, she can get away with it though. There are some Errigal girls who get TIME Mondays confused with training, easy mistake though.

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

Zoe Loughran even when she is injured. Kelly Marie MrRory spends a fair bit of time in front of it recently, she must be after a man!!

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

Maria Canavan would have to be the best, she just sleeps all the time so the peace and quiet is great. She isn’t bad craic when she wants to be.

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

Having Christiane Hunter nearby on a bus journey guarantees a laugh a minute. Worst person is Grainne Rafferty because you have to spend your time defending her from the abuse Zoe and Emma Louise Mulgrew throws at her.

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

Best diet has to be Maria Canavan, pancakes in the morning and Stevie’s steak every evening. Worst has to be Emma Hegarty, sweets is the key to success.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Cora Staunton – I’ll leave marking her up to Tori McLaughlin in the future.

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

Do the simply things brilliantly.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Has to be Tiffy Quinn – the man is a genius, even he admits that.

Best ever performance?

League game v Glenelly this year – any day I score at all is a good day.

One to forget?

2010 All Ireland final

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

Peter Canavan – I never really got the shooting element sorted.

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

Each player offers something different so no one would be out.
Transfer into club team would be Neamh Woods and into the county team would be Ciara McAnespie.


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