THIS week we look back at some of the memorable games from former Tyrone forward Brian McGuckin.
Teams played for:
Edendork St Malachy, Ballinderry Shamrocks, Tyrone and UUJ.
Co manager/coach, alongside Damian Barton, with Magherafelt O’Donovan Rossa.
Which club game, that you played in, will you never forget and why?
The 2010 Derry senior championship semi-final against Lavey. Ballinderry were five points down with a minute of injury time left, but we managed to score two late goals. I think you can find the highlights on YouTube, it’s definitely worth a watch.
Which club game, that you watched, will you never forget and why?
Last year’s Tyrone semi-final between Coalisland Fianna and Errigal Ciaran. Coalisland, with 13 men, scored three late goals and a monster free from Cormac O’Hagan to win by a point.
Which county game, that you played in, will you never forget and why?
I scored nine points in a National League game in Breffni Park against Cavan. That’s as good as it got.
Which county game, that you watched, will you never forget and why?
Last year’s All Ireland Final between Tyrone and Mayo. Having three club men in Darren (McCurry), Niall (Morgan) and Conn (Kilpatrick) involved and performing so well along with Pomeroy and Fianna lads whom I’ve coached was definitely one to remember.
What was the funniest thing you ever saw in a game?
A certain referee took exception to a supporter shouting abuse at him and gave the opposing team a free every time it happened, but I’ll mention no names.
What was the most memorable performance from a player in a game that you watched?
Most memorable performance in a game I watched was the Dazzler (Darren McCurry) in last year’s All Ireland final. The magnitude of the game and Darren getting Man of the Match was very special for everyone from Edendork.
What was the most memorable performance from a player in a game that you played?
John Nelis from Edendork kicked 1-4 from play against Dromore in the Senior Championship many moons ago. The man was on fire that day.
What did you love about the games you played in?
I loved scoring important goals though I’ve missed plenty of them too.
What did you hate about the games you played in?
I hate referees who are easily influenced by certain teams and supporters