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Five minutes with Monaghan’s Conor McCarthy

Name: Conor McCarthy conor mccarthy
Age: 21
Occupation: Student


Teams played for:

Scotstown, Monaghan, St. Macartan’s, UCD

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

Claudio Marchisio.

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

The Shambles.

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

Professional golfer for sure.

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


Which character in any film are you most like?

Santiago Munez.

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Michael O’Dowd’s hairband.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?


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

Luke Kelly.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Ryan Wylie.

Who is the worst trainer?

Conor Forde.

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

Gavin Doogan.

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

Best – Barry ‘Patcher’ McGinn.
Worst – Conor Forde (constantly farting).

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

Best – Tom Hayes.
Worst – Stephen Coen (all elbows).

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

Best – Fintan ‘Richard’ Kelly (anything with protein).
Worst – Ryan McAnespie (strictly sweets).

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Christopher Leonard.

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

‘Let the ball in” – Tom Moyna.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Frank Brady.

Best ever performance?

All-Ireland minor semi-final 2013.

One to forget?

Sigerson final 2017.

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

Ronnie O’Sullivan.

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

Out – David McAlister.
In – Michael ‘Carnage’ McCarville.

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