Five Minutes With

Five minutes with Armagh’s Oisin Lappin

Name: Oisin Lappin
Age: 28
Occupation: Accountant


Teams played for:

Maghery and Armagh

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

Kevin Hart for the craic and Idris Elba is a cool man.

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

We would normally start in Maghery club and inevitably end up in McAleers in Dungannon.

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

Probably travelling

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

The Academy school pitches were tough going! Crossmaglen council pitch was a slog too.

Which character in any film are you most like?

The shark in Jaws 2

Any odd items in your kit bag?


What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Boots – Adidas
Gloves – Murphys

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

Armagh – Aaron McKay is always at something.
Maghery – You don’t want to turn your back on Steven Fox for too long.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

No comment

Who is the worst trainer?

Stephen Cusack likes to ‘manage his workload’ at this stage of his Maghery career.

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

Joe McElroy & Ryan Owens. Ryan keeps his Lurgan tan topped up all year round.

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

Charlie Vernon is good for a few stories; the man has an impression of every manager he has played under.

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

Oisin MacIomhair is usually good for some sweets.

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

Seamus Forker is fond of a breakfast bap or three. Aidan Forker’s diet isn’t bad.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Jamie Clarke was always a handful. Diarmuid Marsden taught me a few lessons when I was just starting out a long time ago now!

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

Sean McCabe on championship football – “I love every bit of it, to the pit of my stomach!” Joe Logic on Gerard Campbell – “Don’t shoot, you can’t shoot, just run the ball into the net”. He did score in the County Final though so he gets some credit.

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Shane McConville took us over the line in Maghery but a lot have helped along the way between the club and school.

Best ever performance?

2016 County Final

One to forget?

Last year’s County Final

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

Seamus Moynihan

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

Don’t think I would have anyone out. I would love to play with Colm Cooper and Lee Keegan.

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