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Five minutes with Antrim’s Connell Lemon

Name: Connell Lemon
Age: 20
Occupation: Student/Barman at Tullyglass Hotel

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Teams played for:

All Saints Gac, Co. Antrim and St. Louis Ballymena footballers.

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

Conor McGregor the champ champ, Drake for the tunes and OJ Simpson accompanied by Jeremy Kyle and a lie detector test.

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

Usually the Slemish Bar and then on to anywhere with some good music.

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

Travelling after uni or most likely getting sent off in the Saturday morning league to make it home on time for the early kick offs

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

Aldergrove, depending on which way you’re playing, is like climbing and then flying back down Slemish mountain.

Which character in any film are you most like?

Forrest Gump, always running somewhere

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Shin pads, last used regularly about five years ago

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Nike

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

Peter McCann aka Bugsy and
Conor Hamill and Pat Brannigan don’t even try to, but get a good few laughs.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Paddy McAleer has done well for himself

Who is the worst trainer?

Aidy O’Connell for Saints. No need to ask what he has had for breakfast or dinner, it’s only a matter of time before you see it.

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

McBride with Antrim and Kavan Keenan with Saints keep a good check on themselves

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

Yet to find out

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

I’m a sleeper on the bus. Wake me up and I’ll be the worst.

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

McAleer eats well. As for the worst I think we all need to cut down on the coffees.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Kevin O’Boyle against Cargin a couple of years ago, I think I touched the ball twice.

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

Opponent- some big fella from St. Comgall’s at U14s once said, “do you like studs? Because I’m going to give them to you”. Like Forest Gump, off I went.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Current club and county managers.

Best ever performance?

Still to come

One to forget?

Herald cup final 2013. Was never a free

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

Sean Cavanagh

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

No one would be out but Diarmuid Connolly on a free would be ideal.

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