Five Minutes With

Five Minutes with… Derry’s Niall Ferris

Name: Niall Ferris

Age: 26

Occupation: Joiner/Fixer

Teams played for: Kevin Lynch’s, Derry, Drum

Game you most enjoyed playing in?

2011 Championship Final.

Game you least enjoyed playing in?

Try not to, you can never know when it could be your last.

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

Feeny Road Pitch back in the day. Muckbath.

Toughest training session you’ve ever been involved in?

Glenshane Forest. Hill sprints in the winter, with a foot of snow. Cheers Beefy.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?


Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met?

Hard to look by the Hinphey brothers.

Where do you like to go to celebrate?

Arcade Bar

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

Bit of Netflix. Hard to beat a good series.

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

Tony Montana

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

Liam Millar ‘MillHouse’

Which team mate is the worst dancer?

Kevin Hinphey without fail. Maybe it’s the boot-cut jeans he’s still wearing that cause the bother.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Tommy Doran, wild man for acting the wag.

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

A high ball stuck between Darragh Mullan’s faceguard in a match one day. Nobody could find the ball. He ran on with the ball in his guard and scored. Lol

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

Steven O’Neill has had a good ween of them, recent one being he got a new tattoo and was too sore to train.

Biggest ego?

Richie Mullan

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

Worst would have to be Odhran McKeever. Never gives over about his Tinder stats. Best: Kevin Hinphey always has plenty of comical stories.

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

Sean Kelly easily has the worst, fond of the pints and the Pizzas. The best is Mark Craig or Thomas Brady. Eat nothing but rabbit food, them men.

Toughest opponent you have played against?

Cathal Marley, loves the swinging.

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


Big Brian McGilligan came out with a good few back in the u14s days ‘You’uns are nothing but a crowd of Yella Custard Creams’. Kieran O’Kane for Drum had a couple of classics.

Best manager you have played for?

Too many to choose from, Beefy, Big Geoff, Kieran O’Kane ‘Crazy Frog’ just a few.

What frustrates you most about the GAA?

Constantly changing the rules, let the game be. Less rules the better.

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

Training and playing matches day in day out with the men you grew up with.

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