Five Minutes With

Five minutes with – Cavan’s Dara McVeety

Name: Dara McVeety 5 March 2016; Dara McVeety, Cavan, in action against Shea Heffron, Armagh. Allianz Football League, Division 2, Round 4, Cavan v Armagh, Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
Age: 22
Occupation: Primary School Teacher


Teams played for:

Crosserlough, St. Pats and Cavan

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

Emily Ratajkowski, Rhianna, Cian Mackey and Mike Tyson to protect Mackey when he gets abusive.

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

TM’s Vintage in Kilnaleck

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

Probably soccer or handball

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

Drumgoon (Galatasaray) is up there

Which character in any film are you most like?

Dory from Finding Nemo. I’d forget my head somedays

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Nothing out of the ordinary. A few boxes of eggs, maybe I keep forgetting to take them out of my bag after training.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Adidas Predators since I was 10, but might be due a change, I’ve kicked a good few wides lately

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

Killian Clarke, or Eoin Cusack with the club

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Brian Sankey is punching above his weight, not literally of course. Declan McCabe is also doing well for himself

Who is the worst trainer?

Thomas Moore isn’t much of a fan of the runs

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

Killian Clarke or David Givney

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

Best: Geroid McKiernan, lights out early
Worst: Cian Mackey doesn’t do early nights because he’s hyper from drinking Coke.

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

Mossy Corr is good to share his experience. He’s been around the block
James Farelly is the worst if he wants to play “Mafia”

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

Best: Gearoid McKiernan
Worst: I caught Liam Buchanan in the Chinese in Kilnaleck a few weeks back but he reckons it was his cheat meal. I suppose I believe him.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Enda Lynn or Darren O’Sullivan

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

“50 percent sure that’s not even half”

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

JJ Reilly was excellent in my St. Pats days.
The current set up is top notch also

Best ever performance?

2nd half against Meath this year

One to forget?

First half against Meath this year

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

Mark McKeever, he has a wand of a left boot

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

Nobody out, Diarmuid Connolly in.


Cavan's Dara McVeety

Cavan’s Dara McVeety


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