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Five minutes with – Fermanagh’s Roisin O’Reilly

Name: Roisin O’Reilly
Age: 23
Occupation: Office Administrator


Teams played for:

Kinawley, Jordanstown and Fermanagh

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

Tommy Tiernan, Conor McGregor, Tom Hardy and Niall Horan.

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

For county we would usually go to Enniskillen, first to Blake’s of the Hollow and end up in the Crowe’s Nest. Hard to beat a night in Roche’s in Kinawley after a club victory.

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

Loved playing Netball, so I wouldn’t mind going back to it.

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


Which character in any film are you most like?

Can’t think of anyone

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Rosary beads

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Adidas and Murphy’s gloves.

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

For Fermanagh it would be Aisling Woods. Kinawley would be Donna Furey, and you should hear her laugh.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Better say my own here. He thinks he’s quite the looker.

Who is the worst trainer?

Sarah McCausland

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

Lisa Maguire, always looking for the hairspray.

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

Worst: Shauna Murphy and Joanne Doonan Best: Aine McGovern

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

Always plenty of conversation with Joanne Doonan on the bus

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

Aisling Woods is fond of the sweet box.  Joanne Doonan also usually has a multipack of crisps in her before training.
Marita McDonald would have the best diet.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Adina Quigley

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

Tara Little always gave great speeches before a game.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Too hard to pick one

Best ever performance?

Senior League final 2010

One to forget?

Club championship final this year.

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

Barry Owens

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

Wouldn’t get rid of anyone. Would bring in Geraldine McLaughlin.


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