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Five minutes with Antrim’s Aine Tubridy

Name: Àine Tubridy
Age: 24
Occupation: PE Teacher
Teams played for: Naomh Pol & Antrim

Game you most enjoyed playing in?
Has to be Club Championship final 2017. We won by one point against Moneyglass at their own club pitch.

Game you least enjoyed playing in?
Ulster Club championship quarter-final against Donaghmoyne! Brutal!

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
St. Galls’ back pitch.

Toughest training session you’ve every been involved in?
Any session after getting beat in league. Sean O’Kanes two and a half hour sessions…

What’s your preferred brand of gear?
Murphy’s for gloves and socks. For training gear always Nike!

Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met?
Anto Finnegan

Where do you like to go out to celebrate?
The jockey!

What do you like to do when you are not training/playing?
Shopping or going on holidays

Which character in any film/tv show are you most like?
Reese Witherspoon Legally Blonde (no common sense)

Which team mates (From any club/county) are the first you’d invite on a night out?
Nicole Kelly, funniest person I know.

Which team mate is the worst dancer
Club: Rebekah Hemsworth

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?
County – Anna McCann
Club – Susie Kerr

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen happen in training/during a match?
A player getting tripped up by the ref!

What’s the worst excuse you’ve heard to get out of training and who did it come from?
I can’t go training tonight I have to babysit my granda

Biggest ego?
“I was the best player on the pitch” (Saoirse Tennyson). She wasn’t lying though!

Worst/best person to sit next to on the team bus?
Worst – Nicole Kelly she always wants you to tickle her arm. Best- Laura O’Neill always helps me when I get travel sick.

Worst/best person to share a room with on away days?
Worst – Lauren Grey as she never goes to sleep!
Best – Nicole Kelly as she always brings the biggest party food

Who has the best diet, and who has the worst, and what do they consist of?
Best – Niamh Enright ( three course breakfast everyday, gets up at 4.30 in the morning before county training at 6)
Worst – Nicole Kelly Chinese three times a week

Toughest opponent you have played against?
Cora Staunton (her hamstrings are bigger than my whole body)

Best or worst quote you have heard from a team mate/opponent/manager?
Manager: ‘The only thing you can control on the pitch is your own work rate’ or ‘go that extra mile and it will be less crowded’

Best manager you have played for?
Brian Coyle hands down!!!

What frustrates you most about the GAA?
Inconsistency of the referees

What is the best thing about being part of the GAA?
The friends that you meet are for life and the craic that comes with it.

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