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Five minutes with Loughgiel’s Una McNaughton

Name: Úna McNaughton 27_una-mcnaughton
Age: 24
Occupation: Research Assistant


Teams played for:

Loughgiel and Antrim

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

Bruce Springsteen, the O’Donovan brothers and Usain Bolt

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

Loughgiel club rooms and then The Pound, maybe McAllisters the next day if it’s a big one

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

Travelling in South America

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

Ahoghill’s old pitch – too many bad memories

Which character in any film are you most like?

I’ve been called Monica from friends the odd time, usually when I’m getting too competitive

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Holy water?

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Kevin Carey hurl

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

Shauna Devlin although Kirsty McKendry is giving her a run for her money recently – usually laughing at them, not with them too

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

They’re nearly all from Loughgiel so I’m going to avoid getting slagged and say Shauna Devlin as he lives the furthest away.

Who is the worst trainer?

Not the worst trainer but if there’s something to complain about you’ll hear Racquel McCarry first

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

Ciara Dobbin – her eyebrows are always on fleek

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

Best is Emma McMullan – it’s tradition, worst is Lucia McNaughton – I see enough of her at home

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

Best is Brona McIntyre when she makes her famous brownies, worst is Christine Laverty or Eimear Boyle – serious motor mouths

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

Best is Emma McFadden – she has abs that would make Rhonda Rousey jealous, worst is Katie Lynn – she visits Maud’s three times a day

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Ursula Jacob

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

“Do those press ups properly, you all want equal rights so do equal press ups” Connor Campbell

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Ciaran Connolly or Johnny Campbell and Mark McFadden

Best ever performance?

County championship final 2009

One to forget?

County championship quarter final 2013

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

Sean Og O’hAilpin

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

Out would be Aisling McFadden so I wouldn’t have to run after her in training, in would be Therese Maher in her prime


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