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Five minutes with – Monaghan’s Daniel McKenna

Name: Daniel McKenna Monaghan v Donegal - Allianz Football League Division 1 Round 7
Age: 24
Occupation: Electrician


Teams played for:

Truagh Gaels and Monaghan

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

Nicole Scherzinger.

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

Sean Doogan and Pauric Beckon usually have the Scarna in Emyvale pumping so more than likely go there.

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

I’d say I wouldn’t be in Ireland, probably living in the States.

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

Chicago’s Gaelic Park’s low end of the field. The top ends is like Croke park, the bottom end is like a bog!

Which character in any film are you most like?

I would say Arnold Schwarzenegger out of Pumping Iron but I’d say Dermot Malone would disagree.

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Ah here there’s everything in there, Niall McQuillan is always giving out

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

CK Gloves..new gloves on the block you should look them up.
Good gear!

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

When Dermot Malone and Karl O’Connell get going Beavis and Butthead wouldn’t get a look in!

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Well wee Paudi Peader thinks he’s a real ladies’ man but I’m not convinced.

Who is the worst trainer?

Conor Forde.

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

That’s easy…Gary Todd!

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

Well Karl O’Connell is a great man for digestive biscuits and tay bags on a trip away.

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

Conor Forde, man just farts the whole time and is proud of it!

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

Going to go with Gary Todd again here. His daily diet includes a loaf of Brennan’s bread, 87 cups of tay, a fry and at least two take aways a week!

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Darren Todd when he’s wicked.

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

“Kick the ball in low hi” – Colm ‘Mini’ McRory.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Martin Briney and Patrick Deery.

Best ever performance?

All Ireland Club final 2014 against Kiltane.

One to forget?

Don’t even want to mention.

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?

That’s an easy one, Aidan Kerr out!
And I’d get Johnny Feeley in, never misses!


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