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Five minutes with Slaughtneil’s Gerald Bradley

Name: Gerald Bradley
Age: 22
Occupation: Estimator

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Teams played for:

Slaughtneil hurlers and footballers, Derry hurlers

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

Frank ‘Corns’ McEldowney, Margot Robbie and Mila Kunis would be some party.

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

Slaughtneil club that night then The Dugout in Maghera the next day.

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

Would love to have a crack at badminton.

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

Owenbeg back pitches on a wet night.

Which character in any film are you most like?

Happy Gilmore.

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Every programme from this past three years weighs it down a little.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Adidas boots usually and Martin Hurls (free advertisement hint hint).

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

Ronan ‘Pouly’ Bradley or Ciaran ‘Tinto’ Bradley. Just happens to be they’re brothers.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Whichever one Sean Tad brings home to Marie will be special.

Who is the worst trainer?

Big Ciaran McGuigan, always enthusiastic about training.

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

Barry McGuigan loves himself.

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

I’ve usually just shared with Cormac O’Doherty. He’s up all night playing keepy uppies.

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

Best is Sean tad for the tunes. Worst is Mark McGuigan, wile big McGuigan legs on him.

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

Best would be Padraig Tad, big fruit and veg man.
Worst would be Chrissy and Karl McKaigue, love their Chineses.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Any one of Slaughtneil football defenders in training.

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

‘Kick her in’ is usually roared from the stand every game.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Mickey Moran and Mickey McShane.

Best ever performance?

Probably 2014 Ulster hurling semi-final vs Cushendall.

One to forget?

There’s far too many.

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

Dan ‘the man’ Shanahan and Patsy Bradley.

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

In Con O’Callaghan and Lee Chin for their dual ability. Out Oisin ‘Grub’ O’Doherty he’s going to retire shortly anyway he says.

Gerald Bradley praises Mickey Moran's influence on Slaughtneil this year.

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