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Five minutes with Antrim’s Chloe Drain

Name: Chloe Drain chloe-1 head shot
Age: 22
Occupation: Student

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Teams played for:

Dunloy, UUJ, Antrim

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

Avici, just in case the after the party was after a certain championship win.

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

The VI or the Bridge after a club victory are always hard beat.

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

The Olympics, representing Ireland with a body like Jessica Ennis.

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

Glenariffe, the sheep had left their mark on it a little too much for my liking.

Which character in any film are you most like?

Dora the explorer, I’ve a big bucket list of places and things to do and see!

Any odd items in your kit bag?

You could find anything in there, mostly grass and dirt; it gets a good clean up before championship though!

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Always Adidas boots, Cooper helmet and a Brian Walsh hurl.

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

For club it has to be JD, she still runs about telling people she’s in her 20s and she’s basically mid 40s.
UUJ it would probably have been a toss-up between Noreen Graham and Nicola Woods, pair of hallions who are always at badness.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Hm, has to be Charlene Pappy’s man, he is like something from a dream… Maybe he is actually…

Who is the worst trainer?

Leanne Reid, she takes so long going over the speed bumps in her fancy wagons that she always ends up running late.
For UUJ it would be Cassie Fitz, full time employment in Subway ties her up quite a bit.

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

Probably Nicole O’Neill, she says she has to look her best in case Decky comes out to support us!

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

The best would be Niamh Donnelly & Niamh Mallon; they even pack your suitcase when you’re too hungover to do it yourself ????
The worst would probably be Kathryn Boyle, never heard a woman snore like her.

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

The worst is definitely Shannon Woulahan, talks continuously and eats all your food.
The best is Karen Kielt, she keeps me entertained telling me stories of Beanzy’s latest antics.

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

For UUJ and a bad diet I’ll say Cliona Murtagh, if she goes an hour without a biscuit she gets the shakes.
For Dunloy and a good diet, Sinead Martin her diet consists of bananas and only bananas .

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Probably Sara Louise Carr. Smart player and her long limbs leave my short ones for dust.

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

Die on the ball, Muirinn Quinn special.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Bronagh Elliott, even though it was back in the day she stands out.

Best ever performance?

Dunloy v Ballycastle 2012

One to forget?

Portglenone in the championship 2013.

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

Elaine Dowds, I wasn’t far off her height when I was 9/10 either so it was easily done.

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

I’d transfer Mary Kelly in, for the craic and the goals she can bag!
Charlene Pappy would get transferred out so we could all train without a losing a limb.

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