Five Minutes With

Five minutes with Donegal’s Niall O’Donnell

Name: Niall O’Donnell
Age: 19
Occupation: student


Teams played for:

Donegal and St Eunans

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

Jason McGee and Conor McGregor

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

Brady’s in Maynooth

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

Professional Fortnite player

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

Setanta’s pitch in Killygordon without a doubt

Which character in any film are you most like?

Adam Sandler

Any odd items in your kit bag?

A banana from about 2006

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Adidas and O’Reilly’s

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

Odhran Mac Niallais. A serious word has never come out of his mouth

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Paul Brennan

Who is the worst trainer?

Odhran Mac Niallais

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

Paul Brennan. He loves wearing tight fitting t-shirts to show off the small muscles he has.

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

Best- Stephen McBrearty
Worst- Marty Reilly the man doesn’t sleep

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

Best – Daire O’Baoill.. usually quiet enough
Worst – Shaun Patton

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

Best – Tony McClenaghan. I’m not sure what he eats but I could do with some of it!
Worst- Odhran “Apache” MacNiallais

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Mark Curran/Colm Lennon

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

Go ginger/ feed the bears – Neil Gordon

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Declan Bonner and Gary McDaid.

Best ever performance?

Ulster Minor semi-final against Monaghan.

One to forget?

Ulster Club Minor final in Belfast, left the shooting boots in Donegal

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

Colm McFadden and Colm Cooper

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

James Kelly – Laois
Eamon Doherty!!



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