‘Laois provide a savage roast chicken dinner’ – Opponents with Jodie McQuillan

Name: Jodie McQuillan.

Age: 19.

Teams played for: Castleblayney Faughs, Monaghan and UCD.


Who are your main rivals?

Donaghmoyne and Cavan.


Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why?

Athletic Grounds, plenty of space and it’s always in pristine condition.


Which opposition ground do you dislike going to and why?

Aghabog, you’d be lucky to see the boots under the grass.


What team have you enjoyed the most success against?

Wish I could think of one.


Which team have you enjoyed least success against?



Which opposition player have you enjoyed marking?

Lorraine Scanlon of Kerry, we had a good, honest battle.


Which opposition player have you disliked marking?

Charlie McQuillan, no rivalry like a sibling rivalry.


Which player would you transfer in from a team you have come up against?

Blaithin Mackin.

Which team, apart from your own, do you like to see do well and why?

Drombroadford in Limerick, I get the football from down there.


What’s the most frustrating defeat you have experienced?

Hard to pick between Ulster Schools U-20 final in 2020 or the Minor Club Championship semi-final 2021, the less said the better.


What’s the most satisfying victory you have experienced?

The Minor club championship final of 2020, won after extra-time and frees. The minor boys won it beforehand with a last-minute penalty save. Some day for the club.

Beating Cavan in the Ulster Minor Championship for the first time was a sweet one too.


What is the best score you’ve seen from an opponent?

Jayne Drury’s penalty in the 2019 Junior Championship final, not sure if they’ve managed to take it out of the top corner.


Which team, apart from your own, do you expect big things of in the coming years?



Best opponent for post-match hospitality?

Laois provide a savage roast chicken dinner.

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