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Five minutes with Down’s Tim Prenter

Name: Tim Prenter
Age: 18
Occupation: Student
Teams played for: Ballygalget, Down, RGU Downpatrick, St Patricks Grammar Downpatrick

Game you most enjoyed playing in?
Antrim League against Rossa 2018 until my trip to the Royal

Game you least enjoyed playing in?
Maclarnon Cup final 2019 or Kildare NHL 2019, still haven’t warmed up from it

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
Queen’s Academy Pitch, nothing but muck from the 45 inwards

Toughest training session you’ve ever been involved in?
Any Ballygalget session on the back field in winter

What’s your preferred brand of gear?
Adidas for boots, Torpey hurleys, and everything else O’Neill’s

Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met?
Would have to be my parents. They lifted and laid me everywhere as a youngster no matter how busy they were and were happy with whatever decisions I made and went everywhere to watch my matches and support me.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate?
Ballygalget Club is bouncing on a big night

What do you like to do when you are not training/playing?
Lying on my sofa watching TV and sleeping

Which character in any film/tv show are you most like?
Dale or Brennan from Stepbrothers, wouldn’t be the smartest in the world according to the auld fella

Which team mates (From any club/county) are the first you’d invite on a night out?
Paul McManus and Danny Toner from Ballygalget are both too fond of vodka Red Bulls

Which team mate is the worst dancer?
Declan and John McManus are both as bad as each other

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?
Tom Murray, you’d need earplugs to be in the same changing room with him

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen happen in training/during a match?
Niall Laverty getting nailed by Decky Morgan in school training was quality, he done some complaining after it and pretended to have a broken nose for weeks

What’s the worst excuse you’ve heard to get out of training and who did it come from?
“Can’t make training lads, put my back out lifting the dog into the bath,” can’t remember what idiot said that!

Biggest ego?
Marc Fisher, If he was chocolate he’d eat himself

Worst/best person to sit next to on the team bus?
Best- John Mee, always has sweets in his pockets. Worst- Danny Toner, he’s called thran Dan for a reason

Worst/best person to share a room with on away days?
Best – CT, has a set bed time and lights out time. Worst – Jamie Crowe, the less said the better.

Who has the best diet, and who has the worst, and what do they consist of?
Best – Caolan Taggart, have never seen him eat anything bad. Worst would be me, living close to a 24hr McDonalds is handy a lot of the time

Toughest opponent you have played against?
Arron Graffin or Paddy Burke from Cushendall, roasted by the both of them in hurling. In football Darryl Branagan from Kilcoo. I spent more time going backwards than I did forwards

Best or worst quote you have heard from a team mate/opponent/manager?
Best was ‘there’s more to life than football and Hurley’. Worst has to be ‘you’ve to be like a crocodile, smile at the front and have a snap at the back’

Best manager you have played for?
Paul Coulter

What frustrates you most about the GAA?
Taken too seriously most of the time and balancing two separate clubs

What is the best thing about being part of the GAA?
The craic and the people, as well as the nights out

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