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Five minutes with Cavan’s Amy Rooney

Name: Amy Rooney 1221160
Age: 24
Occupation: PE and science teacher


Teams played for:

St. Louis Carrickmacross
Kingscourt Stars
DCU ladies

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

My uncle Declan

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

Either the Wishing Well/The Blocks with the Kingscourt girls or out in Cavan town with the Cavan girls .

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

Probably would still be playing soccer or else coaching Gaelic

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

No comment!

Which character in any film are you most like?

I like to think Mila Kunis haha.

Any odd items in your kit bag?

My flask – the girls will know what I talking about

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Beth Farrelly McGee says I should be working for Nike so I will have to go with them or O’Neills.

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

Rachel Talbot for Cavan and Áine Reilly for Kingscourt. Two very lively girls full of craic

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

I suppose I’ll have to say my own other half on this one!

Who is the worst trainer?

Once the chat stops all the girls give everything. We know when we can have the craic but when Aidan and Simon mean business we know it’s  time to focus.

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

I’ve answered this one before as Rachel Doonan but in her defence I think the majority of the team are as bad as each other. Donna’s motto of “look good, feel good, play good” is starting to spread throughout the squad!

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

Greeny, Rach, Doonan, Tree and Ger are always good fun after a night out.

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

Best- Holly Lynch. Worst- all the sleepy heads 🙂

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

We are all serious athletes with serious diets, haha

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Monaghan or Tyrone to date

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

To treat every training session like a match and every match like it could be your last.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Every manager I’ve trained under has had their own strengths & have helped me improve in some way, it’s hard to choose one.

Best ever performance?

With Kingscourt in the Ulster club semi final last year against Killyclogher, or Ulster club championship with Knockbride in 2011.

One to forget?

Cavan vs Tyrone this year in the league, terrible performance.

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

Colm Cooper or David Beckham (I was a soccer head)

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

Michele Guckian from Leitrim or Laura McEnaney from Monaghan.


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