Opponents…with Derry and Banagher’s Brian Óg McGilligan

Name Brian Óg McGilligan.

Age: 27.

Teams played for: St Mary’s, Banagher Gaelic football and hurling, Derry senior hurling.

What team have you enjoyed the most success against?

Tough question, always like playing against Swatragh. Always a tough but fair match and we usually come out the right side of it.

Which team have you enjoyed least success against?

Slaughtneil. Been on the wrong side of too many county finals!

Which player have you enjoyed marking?

Danny Cullen. A very good hurler and a gentleman. Have had a few good battles with him, plays the game in the right spirit.

Which player have you disliked marking?

Cormac O’Doherty. Very skilful and reads the game very well. He can have a huge influence on games.

Which team or opponents has been the most physical?

Kildare. Always a very physically tough team to play against.

Which team or player that you have played against were the most skilful?

Probably Offaly, every player seemed very comfortable on the ball and their striking was incredible.

What’s the most frustrating defeat you have experienced?

Getting beaten in the semi-final of the Ulster Intermediate Club Football Championship via free kicks. A terrible way to decide any game.

What’s the most satisfying win you have experienced?

Winning the Mageean Cup and O’Keefe Cup in my final year at St Pat’s, Maghera was really satisfying. We had got beaten in the final every year and to finally get over that hurdle in my final year was incredible. Winning the Intermediate Football Championship with Banagher will always be special too, as it’s the first football championship the club have ever won.

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