Five Minutes With

Five minutes with Dunloy and Antrim’s Ryan Elliott


Name: Ryan Elliott
Age: 20
Occupation: Student


Teams played for:

Dunloy and Antrim

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

Jose Mourinho, Ariana Grande, Anthony Cochrane and Dominic Dillon.

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

Village Inn or The Bridge in Dunloy, and if it is very special up to the Hatfield the next day.

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

Professional Fifa player.

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

St Louis school pitch was pretty bad, mud bath.

Which character in any film are you most like?

William Wallace, Braveheart.

Any odd items in your kit bag?

Hand warmers and a tennis ball

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

I don’t have a preferred hurl maker, though Adidas boots and Cooper helmets.

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

Dunloy – Oran Shivers, good man to have on twitter @OranShakey.
Antrim – Mattie Donnelly, lots of things go missing with his presence about.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Eoin ‘Sammy’ O’Neill could be there,but I will pick Paudie Shivers’s wife.

Who is the worst trainer?

Dunloy – Keelan Molloy, useless.
Antrim – James Connolly, always on the physio table.

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

Eoghan Campbell definitely.

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

Chrissy O’Connell has to be the best on the away trips, us goalkeepers like to stick together.
Worst – Ger Dixon, you would leave the room and people would think you smoked 60 cigarettes with him from the smell off you.

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

Best – James McNaughton, watching virtual football passes the journey in quickly.
Worst – Conor Carson, you’ll find out the full history of Bombardier.

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

Have to say myself for this one, special meals after training every night for me, Chicken curry with no veg.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Seamus Flanagan, Limerick.

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

Best – Neil McManus ‘I’m nearly too strong’
Worst – Conor ‘Woody’ McKinley ‘it was always my dream to captain Antrim, we are like Finn McCools, warriors of the Glens’

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Gregory O’Kane,

Best ever performance?

Mageean Cup Semi Final v St Pat’s, Maghera.

One to forget?

Ulster Championship v Slaughtneil, the less said the better.

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

Martin Curry from Dunloy, always pretended to be him, even included him in my night-time prayers.

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

Out – Gabriel McTaggart and them vests he wears to training.
In – Austin Gleeson, he was good crack when he came up for our Gala Dinner, plus he can hurl a bit too.

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