“Colleen O’Hare always gives 100 per cent and wins her battles”

Meet Armagh goalkeeper Ciarrai Devlin…

Name: Ciarrai Devlin.

Age: 25.

Teams played for: St Mary’s, Granemore, Armagh, Ulster, UUJ.

Which team mate has been the most inspirational and why?
Colleen O’Hare – every match she gives 100 per cent and usually wins her individual battle.

Who’s the best team mate to train with and why?
Ellen Lavery – she doesn’t complain when I hit the ball hard at her.

Which team mate is the worst to train with and why?
Ciara Donnelly – she never gives me a chance at saving any of her shots.

Which team mate do you want to mark in training and why?
As a goalkeeper, I don’t really want to mark anyone.

Which team mate do you dread marking in training and why?
Leanne Donnelly – I couldn’t keep up with her pace.

Which team mate is the best on journeys away?
Nikki Woods – always has the best stories.

Which team is the worst for journeys away?
Tierna Maguire – somehow always ends up in charge of the speaker and she has some questionable music taste.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard in training or in a match, and who said it?
In our first training session after winning the championship, one of the girls couldn’t find one of her football boots. She had left it in the Rock Bar and had to train in a pair of size 13 men’s boots – Aine Keenan.

What’s the worst excuse you’ve heard to get out of training?
“I can’t do the running, it hurts my shoulders” – Ailise McVeigh.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?
She has retired now but Mary O’Hare definitely wins this one .

Which team mate is the most sensible?
Kate Smyth.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?
Grainne Kelly – incredibly intelligent with her ball distribution.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?
Rachael Merry, the best organiser of every night out.

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