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OUR GAMES…With Paul O’Connor

Teams played for:

Castleblayney Faughs, Liverpool JMU and Monaghan.

Current involvement:

A coach employed by Monaghan GAA.

Which club game, that you played in, will you never forget and why?

Beating Clontibret in the 1998 Monaghan Senior Championship final. It was my first county championship win with the Faughs

Which club game, that you watched, will you never forget and why?

Castleblayney Faughs came from 12 points down in the second half to beat Inniskeen in the 1992 Monaghan Senior Championship final.

Which county game, that you played in, will you never forget and why?

Beating Donegal in the 1999 Ulster U-21 Championship final. It was my only Ulster Championship medal with Monaghan.

Which county game that you watched, will you never forget and why?

Monaghan won the Ulster Minor title in 2013 for the first time in 68 years. On the same day our seniors won the Ulster title for the first time in 25 years.

What was the funniest thing you ever saw in a game?

Micheal Beagan kicking a point for Ballymacnab!

What was the strangest thing you ever saw in a game?

Jack Grugan passing the ball.

What was the most memorable performance from a player in a game that you watched?

Colin Walshe’s performance in the 2009 All-Ireland Vocational final against Galway. In terrible conditions he gave a flawless performance.

What was the most memorable performance from a player in a game that you played?

Edwin Murphy in the 1998 Senior Championship final. He got man of the match.

What did you love about the games you played in?

Winning!

What did you hate about the games you played in?

Losing!

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