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Five minutes with Antrim’s Maédhbh Laverty

Name: Maédhbh Laverty  Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 21.08.14
Age: 22
Occupation: Actuarial Science Student


Teams played for:

Naomh Eoin, Antrim and Queens

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

All the St. John’s camogs, always a class night with them

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

Usually back to the club for some pints of diluted orange juice

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

Sampling gins around the world

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

The one we played on two weeks ago against Galway, Oranmore – could have mistaken it for a swimming pool

Which character in any film are you most like?

Pumba from Lion King… apparently

Any odd items in your kit bag?

A bottle of St. Moritz

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Adidas boots and O’Neill’s gear

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

Queens – Kathryn Donnelly and Rachael Merry are a dodgy pair
Antrim – Orlagh O’Hara’s always up to something
Naomh Eoin – Couldn’t watch Eimhear Costello and Debbie Boyd either

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Would have to say my club mate Patrick McBride

Who is the worst trainer?

Nicole Kane, she always has a “sore ankle”

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

Aoife Rooney MUA, she won’t leave until her eyebrows are drawn on

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

Sarah Armstrong – always brings treats to share and doesn’t mind my great singing voice

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

Best – Máire Mullholland loves rabbit food and avocado
Worst – Debbie Boyd, a pint of Coors isn’t the best pre- match meal

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Carrianne Fitzsimons –  it’s not good being on the wrong side of her hurl

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

“Right lets to sprints out to the 50” – Colly Donnelly

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Aishling Jackson

Best ever performance?

Still waiting on it happening…

One to forget?

Junior Ulster Final last year, played most the match with a broken thumb and lost

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

Buzz Lightyear

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

Aishling Jackson – out since she thinks she’s too old and has retired
Sarah Armstrong – in, because she could do with playing for a good club

Matthew Fitzpatrick says he feels no pressure.


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