Five minutes with.. Antrim’s Sarah Haughey

Name: Sarah Haughey

Age: 24

Occupation: HR Advisor

Teams played for: St Gall’s & Antrim

Game you most enjoyed playing in?

All-Ireland final 2012

Game you least enjoyed playing in?

All Ireland final 2016 – winning easily at half time and then losing in the end.

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

Hough End in Manchester for Uni Championship, always like a mud bath

Toughest training session you’ve every been involved in?

St Gall’s training weekends to Murlough Bay/the Mournes

What’s your preferred brand of gear?


Most inspirational individual you’ve met?

Hannah McGlinchey – always so motivated no matter what comes her way!

Where do you like to go out to celebrate?

St Galls for karaoke

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

Going on road trips and seeing new places

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

Nicole McKeown & Orla McCrory for Sunday Club

Which team mate is the worst dancer?

Probably myself!

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Anna McCann

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

Aislinn McFarlane faceplanting the ground

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

My sister didn’t go to training cause she tinted her eyebrows and they were too dark and she was too embarrassed

Biggest ego?

Stephanie Cochrane – always raging when she’s not picked to be captain lol

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

Worst – Cathy Carey, always talking about going to fortune tellers

Best – Meabh McCurdy, always guaranteed a laugh

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

It’s Antrim, we don’t get away days

Who has the best diet, and who has the worst, and what do they consist of?

Meabh McCurdy used to have the worst crisps, chicken goujons, chips and alphabet spaghetti. But she has completely turned it around and now has the best – fish, chicken and vegetables which she never ate before in her life

Toughest opponent you have played against?

Sharon Courtney

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

“There’s more pressure in a hen’s fart” – Anna McCann

Best manager you have played for?

Claire Cosgrave – my very first manager who always pushed me to my potential

What frustrates you most about the GAA?

Ladies are always second best to men.

What is the best thing about being part of the GAA?

Playing with the same girls since we were kids and being part of a big family.

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