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Five minutes with Monaghan’s Jack McCarron

Name: Jack McCarron
Age: 25
Occupation: Youth Coordinator Bank Of Ireland


Teams played for:

Currin, Monaghan, DCU

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

The Mc Quaid Brothers, Larry and Tootsie.

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

Club Kearns

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

Trying to take a few shots off my Handicap.

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

Corduff’s Old Pitch.

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Miraculous medal

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Nike boots at the minute and Murphys Gloves.

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

Damian Connolly.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Dessie Mone has a couple so I would imagine one of them.

Who is the worst trainer?

Definitely Kieran Hughes. He has the longest off-season of any player too.

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

Conor McCaffrey, he has the wash bag with him at every game.

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

Worst : Ryan Wylie when there is no WIFI in the hotel. We had a trip down to Mayo a few years ago and there was no wifi in the room and let’s just say he didn’t last the full game the following day.
Best : Karl O Connell, good man for Tea and Biscuits.

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

Best : Thomas Kerr, he usually spends most of the journey recording songs onto his phone that are on the radio.
Worst : Ben Clerkin, he spends all his time on the phone to “Boo ”

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

Best : Paddy Mc Dermott, He used to throw Enda McCaffrey’s biscuits in the bin whenever the three of us were living together in Dublin.
Worst : Ciaran “Cakes” McCaffrey, nickname says it all.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Colin Walshe, marked him in Castleblayney one day and it didn’t end well.

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

“No Ifs, No Buts, No Babies” Ross Munnelly DCU Freshers

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Current Monaghan management team and have to mention the DCU Fresher Management team Ross Munnelly, Paul Clarke and Ken Robinson. They were “Exceptional”

Best ever performance?

Dublin in the League 2017.

One to forget?

Dublin in the championship 2017.

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

Peter Canavan.

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

Out: Kieran Kearns, gives him more time to concentrate on the Nightclub.
In: Declan McCaffrey he is going to give up the farming and concentrate on the football next year.

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