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Five minutes with Tyrone’s Conor Grogan

Name: Conor Grogan
Age: 27
Occupation: Sales


Teams played for:

Eire Og Carrickmore and Tyrone Hurling teams

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

George Best, Conor McGregor and Paddy McKillion.

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

After a big club game Gina’s bar in Carrickmore is the spot. Maniac 2000 is on repeat!

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

Probably living in America

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

Athleague in Roscommon – unreal how it’s a county ground

Which character in any film are you most like?

Jim from American Pie

Any odd items in your kit bag?

I’m normally the one who forgets items for their kitbag!

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Anything with AK Multisports printed on it.

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

Club – SP Begley – “this is my last year lads”
County –-Mattie Lennon – never takes anything too seriously (joking

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Without a doubt Conor McElhatton – a nice creamy pint of stout.

Who is the worst trainer?

Mike (Everything’s sore) O’Gorman

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

Duibhir Marshall and him brutal looking too.

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

Best Person – Duibhir Marshall again – get to laugh at his fashion
Worst Person – Ryan McKernan – phoning the woman

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

Best – Peadar Daly – great Snapchat stories
Worst – DJ Jason Kelly

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

Best – Conor Mc Elhatton – he’s on that vegan diet
Worst – Mattie Lennon – everything is fried

Toughest opponent you have faced?

I have had my fair share of roastings in my time so I will say all of

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

Bust your balls lads – (this was at u12s)

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Pat O’Connell

Best ever performance?

We played Keady in the Ulster club a couple of years ago – thought I put in a good shift

One to forget?

Ulster Intermediate Club Final 2015. The less said about that one the better.

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

When I was growing up DJ and Joe Deane were the men to be, I was normally a corner forward so this was an easy choice. Many’s a window was broken around our house.

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

In – Joe Canning
Out – Anyone who doesn’t pass me the ball…lol


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