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Five minutes with Shannon McGroddy

Name: Shannon McGroddy
Age: 20
Occupation: Student


Teams played for:

Downings, Maynooth University and Donegal Ladies

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

My auntie Noelle knows how to throw a good party

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

The Wee Bar or Lagoon if were keeping it local. Usually ends in the Grill/Voodoo after a big win.

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

Athletics or Irish dancing…it runs in the family!

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


Which character in any film are you most like?


Any odd items in your kit bag?

Golf ball, tissues

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

It’s hard to beat O’Neills

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

Bronach Gallagher for Downings and Geraldine McLaughlin is definitely one to watch

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Better say myself or I’ll be in trouble

Who is the worst trainer?

Amber Barrett

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

Yvonne McMonagle

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

Best- Niamh Carr, worst – Karen Gutherie (word on the street is.. breathing out loud is a no no)

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

Worst- Aisling Cunningham because she doesn’t sit. Best – Lucy O Flynn

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

Best- Karen G Worst- I could probably give myself this one

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Therese McCafferty is like a bad flu you can’t shake!

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

Best – John Mhici Rua – “go out and give her the welly”

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Francie Friel

Best ever performance?

All Ireland club final with Termon in 2014, what a day!

One to forget?

Division 2 league final 2015

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

Karl Lacey

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

Nobody in or out…panel is solid this year!


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