Five Minutes With

Five minutes with Fermanagh’s Molly McGloin

Name: Molly McGloin.

Age: 20.

Occupation: Student teacher.

Teams played for:

Newtownbutler, First Fermanagh’s,

Fermanagh Ladies, St Mary’s University College, Belfast.

Game you most enjoyed playing in?

Division Four final in 2019. I loved playing at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones and it was even better winning my first title playing for Fermanagh ladies.

Also, the club championship in 2017. I won my first Senior Championship medal.

Game you least enjoyed playing in?

Losing the All-Ireland final last year against Louth was disappointing and a disheartening experience, but it was such a brilliant achievement making the final and playing in Croke Park.

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

Lissan, it’s freezing all year round.

Toughest training session you’ve ever been involved in?

Hill sprints at Lissan are always a killer.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Murphy’s gloves and socks.

Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met?

Mickey Harte.

Where do you like to go to celebrate?

Mulligan’s and An Chead Chumann, Newtownbutler. Blakes of the Hollow and Corner Bar, Enniskillen.

What do you like to do when you are not training/playing?

Relax, walk my dog and meet up with friends.

Which character in any TV show/film are you most like?

Can’t think of a character although some people think I look a wee bit like the Irish actress Saorise Ronan.

Which team mates (from any club/county) are the first you’d invite on a night out?

Roisin McDonald loves a good drinking game! Always good for getting the craic going.

Which team mate is the worst dancer?

Roisin McDonald.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room? 

Joanne Doonan – great motivator.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen happen in training/during a match?

Sarah Britton  is always taking it too far by wearing about 10 layers to every training session and soon realising it’s not that cold.

What’s the worst excuse you’ve heard to get out of training and who did it come from?

Once at club training, Claire Mullaney arrived late with the excuse that she slept in – bear in mind it was seven in the evening.

Biggest ego?

Orlagh Leonard.

Worst/best person to sit next to on the team bus?

Worst: no one. Best: Aoife Flanagan. Loves a good chinwag.

Worst/best person to share a room with on away days?

Best: Maria Maguire and Noelle Connolly. Worst:  Cadhla Bogue would have you up all night making TikToks.

Who has the best diet, and who has the worst?

Best: Laura Grew – likes to pack a healthy lunchbox for post training. Worst: I’d say we all have a sweet tooth now and again.

Toughest opponent you have played against?

Eimear Smyth is always hard to play against.

Best or worst quote you have heard from a team mate/opponent/manager?

“You miss 100% of shots you don’t take” – Natie McManus. “Be a psycho for the ball” – Mickey Harte.

Best  manager you have played for?

There’s too many to name, can’t pick one!

What frustrates you most about the GAA?

Women don’t get enough recognition, although it is definitely improving.

What’s the best thing about being part of the GAA?

Making friends for life.

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