Five Minutes With

Five Minutes With…Fermanagh’s Courteney Murphy

Name:  Courteney Murphy.

Age: 24.

Occupation:  Scientist/student.

Teams played for: Kinawley,  Fermanagh, Tir na Nog, Boston.

Game you most enjoyed playing in?

Ulster Club games in Kinawley have all been enjoyable.

Game you least enjoyed playing in?

All-Ireland Qualifier against Meath in Clones in 2018.

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


Toughest training session you’ve ever been involved in?

Pre-season training with hill sprints in Lissan.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Murphy’s gloves are a go-to.

Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met?

My parents.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate?

Roche’s bar in Kinawley or the Corner Bar in town.

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

Meet up with friends and go out when we can.

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


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

Aisling Maguire for the jäger bombs and Joanne Doonan for the afters.

Which teammate is the worst dancer

Aoife Flanagan.

Which teammate is the loudest in the changing room?

You’ll always hear Donna Furey’s laugh.

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

Corinne Breen’s finger wag after she scores.

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

Someone once missed training for a botox consultation.

Biggest ego?

Laura Doonan reckons she sponsored by Adidas.

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

Always good to be near Roisin Gleeson.

Worst/best person to share a room with on away days?

Aine McGovern is the usual roommate.

Who has the best diet, and who has the worst, and what do they consist of?

Brenda Bannon has the best and ‘Smurf’ the worst as she’d be very fond of a takeaway or McDonalds after training.

Toughest opponent you have played against?

Aimee Mackin.

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

Just stand on their toes.

Best manager you have played for?

Jonny Garrity.

What frustrates you most about the GAA?

When ladies football and players are an after-thought.

What is the best thing about being part of the GAA?

The people you meet and the friends you make.

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