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Five Minutes With

Five minutes with Grace Conway

Name: Grace Conway

Age: 28

Occupation: Dentist

Position : Half-back

Teams played for:

Ardtrea – up until 2012 when we folded, Dundee university 2010 to 2015 and currently Henry Joy Mc Crackens Moneymore and Derry ladies

Game you most enjoyed playing in?

All Ireland Junior Kilmacud sevens in 2009 when we won it with Ardtrea.

Game you least enjoyed playing in?

All Ireland semi final versus Louth 2018 – we were up by two points with all the momentum and six minutes to go and one of their girls had a head injury – there was no ambulance at the field so we had to wait 40 minutes to finish that game! Game started and they scored a goal and we didn’t come back from it. Talk about heartbreak. Still hurts.

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

Definitely a random pitch in Glasgow in the Division Two championship final for Dundee university. Not sure it would even qualify for a pitch in Ireland

Toughest training session you’ve ever been involved in?

Any training session that Conor Henry or Sean Laverty fully gets their hands on

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Big fan of MFC

Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met?

Teammate – Cait Glass

Where do you like to go to celebrate?

With county – the back door in Maghera

With club – the kitchen. Both bars of course

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

Booking a Holiday

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

Marge Simpson (Cause of my laugh – can’t say I like it)

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

Eve Diamond from club team – big fan of her choice of tunes.

Which team mate is the worst dancer?

Most certainly hands down – me unfortunately.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Terrie Donaghy – loves the chat

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

Dog coming on the pitch and being a torture to catch.

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

Dundee university ladies own this one – Meabh McNulty and Maria Quinn – bad Chinese apparently (they were out the night before)

Biggest ego?

Pass – I’ll stay safe thanks

Worst/best person to sit next to on the team bus?

Before match – I try to grab a double seat and get some sleep and after everyone socialises together  – thankfully no bad bus buddies or I haven’t found them yet!

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

Best – Ciara Lynn

Worst – Eve Diamond

Toughest opponent you have played against?

This year – Louth’s Lauren Boyle

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

Best – Work will win when wishing won’t

Worst – Can’t think of a quote, but when someone says “It’s only football, someone has to lose”

Best manager you have played for?

I have been lucky to have loads but back when I was a young pup – Ciara Donnelly school coach

What frustrates you most about the GAA?

It’s still about the men!!

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

The years of friendships – the team becomes your extended family, win lose or draw they are by your side. You can’t beat the GAA

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