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Five minutes with – Tyrone’s Tommy McGuigan

Name: Tommy McGuigan
Age: 34
Occupation: Sales rep


Teams played for:

Ardboe & Tyrone

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

Natalie Imbruglia and my wife.

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

Forbes Club

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

Probably having a life

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


Which character in any film are you most like?

Lloyd Christmas

Any odd items in your kit bag?

ND gloves.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?


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

Michael Cassidy – letting on he can play football.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

I like getting my dinner made for me every evening so won’t answer that.

Who is the worst trainer?

See biggest joker

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

See worst trainer

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

Best – PJ Quinn was good with Tyrone. Bored me to sleep every time talking about work
Worst – Gavin Teague, his woman lives in San Francisco and he cries himself to sleep every night

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

Best – Caolan Mallaghan, horrible Chase the Ace player
Worst – Nishy ONeill, just a horrible person

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

Best – Kyle Coney. Snapchats it every evening on the plate and then when it’s at the bottom of the toilet.
Worst – John McConville. Anything that is dead.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Ardboe supporters

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

Mickey Donnelly telling our corner forward Eugene Martin not to shoot any time he got it.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

He knows who he is

Best ever performance?

Singing Red Red Wine in Portugal

One to forget?

I’ve forgotten that many

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

Neville Southall. Was usually shoved in goals

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

Michael Cassidy would be a great addition to us.
Shay McGuigan would be out. He criticized Mickey Harte and I can’t forgive him for that.


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