Five Minutes With

Five minutes with – Derry’s Conor Doherty

Name: Conor Doherty

Age: 22

Occupation: Quantity Surveyor

Teams played for: Newbridge & Derry

Game you most enjoyed playing in?

Would have to be u20 Ulster final just because of the occasion.

Game you least enjoyed playing in?

Few bad days but losing to the Moy in the Ulster club was one that got away.

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


Toughest training session you’ve ever been involved in?

Far too many to chose from this year don’t know what one takes it.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?


Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met?

Tommy Diamond from Bellaghy, spoke at a Derry anniversary dinner one night I was at.

Where do you like to go to celebrate?

In my garage, renowned location at this stage.

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

Eating out takes up the rest of my time.

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

Brendan from step brothers.

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

Depends when I want to come home I suppose.

Which team mate is the worst dancer?

Paudy McGrogan, pure robot.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Patrick Kearny wins that easy.

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

Danny Mulholland’s shot against Moortown in a friendly, had everyone crying.

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

Conor McGrogan, had to leave early to catch the Notebook starting for date night with the woman.

Biggest ego?

Shane McGuigan probably because he calls himself Stud McGuigan

Best person to sit next to on the team bus?

Jack Doherty great music genre and always have a good Saturday punters chat.

Worst person to share a room with on away days?

Ciaran McFaul, the man doesn’t sleep.

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

Best- Paudy Cassidy, treats his body like a temple.

Worst- Declan Cassidy, milky bar kid just.

Toughest opponent you have played against?

Ross McQuillan, Armagh.

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

Head like a freezer, belly like a furnace.

Best manager you have played for?

This year aside. Either Paddy Bradley or Mickey Donnelly, two great men who taught me a lot when I was under them.

What frustrates you most about the GAA?

Nothing bar the fact we can’t play it at the minute.

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

Winning and making memories.

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