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Five minutes with Monaghan’s Jamie Guinan

Name: Jamie Guinan
Age: 23
Occupation: Nurse


Teams played for:

Carrickmacross, Monaghan

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

Conor McGregor, Harvey Specter and Coldplay for a few tunes

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

Nallos or Club Tropicana

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

Maybe golfing

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


Any odd items in your kit bag?

Rosary beads – I need all the help I can get. Usually a few extra shorts/socks

What’s your preferred brand of gear?


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

Eoiney Leonard is always good for a laugh.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Luke McKenna

Who is the worst trainer?

John McMenamin

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

Paddy Birmingham always on snapchat in dressing rooms

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

Paul McCabe usually has something going on.

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

Anywhere down the back is usually good craic.

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

Best: Niall Loughman – strictly porridge and chicken for Ibiza
Worst: Ryan Carolan – liquids only

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Paul Mannion

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

Lift and strike the ball my son – Eddie Higgins

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Frank Brady – we won a minor double under him

Best ever performance?

2012 Minor championship final

One to forget?

Tyrone, last game of the league.

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

Joe Canning

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

Austin Gleeson definitely in. I don’t know who’d get the chop – I’d leave that to management.


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