Five minutes with Tyrone’s Siobhan Sheerin

Name: Siobhan Sheerin

Age: 24

Occupation: Office Manager

Teams played for: Gleann Eallaigh GFC, Tyrone Ladies and Omagh Accies RFC

Game you most enjoyed playing in?

For club it would be hard choice. Playing Lissummon in the 2015 Ulster quarter final as it was the first game that I properly felt myself again after breaking my foot, but the Ulster Final was just an incredible experience.

With county it was against Armagh in the league. It was a great team performance and the energy on the field was a great feeling. Even though we lost out in the end, playing Queens with Omagh Accies (rugby) last year in the league everyone really upped the mark and we were very unfortunate in the end.

Also if anyone wants to try out rugby join us every Wednesday at 7.30pm at the playing fields

Game you least enjoyed playing in?

Any game that I lose, but the worst to date (and I hope Kevin Bogle sees this) when he refereed a league game against Dungannon and it was a tight contest. Dungannon were a point down when he gave them a handy free which was converted and he blew the whistle and called it a draw. Unfortunately, we had the scoreboard on that day and Aoife McGahan soon totted up the maths and informed him they won by a point. I don’t know what I was most crosss about, the person who used the score board or the ref.

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

Wouldn’t be a fan of Birr Co. Offaly

Toughest training session you’ve ever been involved in?

Anyone that Barry Grimes is hosting lol.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Main man Murphy’s gloves – socks and gloves. MFC gear is mint as well and Adidas Boots.

Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met?

My two sisters, Nicola and Paula are very influential to me, both in life and football they have led me well, and a bit wayward on a few nights out.

Where do you like to go to celebrate?

Back seat of the bus with my guitar belting out the tunes

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

I enjoy playing a bit of music and farming on my ‘Downtown’. Although, a day with Cathal Sheerin and sheep can be a hard days training.

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

In my head I probably think I am Katniss Everdeen from the hunger games but I’m probably a bit like Olaf from Frozen who curses a bit too much … oops.

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

I’d probably invite all three squads and see how that turned out because they are all as mad as each other

Which team mate is the worst dancer?

I mean Sarah Beckett (Omagh Accies) face planted the floor, broke her nose while twerking one night. We can laugh about it now.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Unsure about the changing room but between myself and Tori McLaughlin would have a voice on the field.

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

I have one too many videos on my phone from re-watching county games. Few hard lads on the team.

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

Sarah Bradley (Glenelly) texted me to say her daddy booked her a slot in the gym and she had to go with him so she couldn’t make training at 8 and I met her at the shop at 5:45 getting coffee to find out the class was at 6. No double sessions for our blade.

Biggest ego?

Aoife Mc Connell 100 per cent.

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

Best person would be Neamh Woods, for being the Head of Department the doll can be ripped to shreds with a good joke/riddle….. E Y E S

Worst would be Orla Mulgrew/Grainne Mc Kenna two dolls that love a snooze.

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

Niamh Hughes probably would say me because I gave her the double bed, for a wee doll she loves the space.

Worst – Laura Kane and Christiane Hunter … they made too much noise one night (Unforgettable).

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

Best – Niamh O’Neill she is in some nick.

Worst – Everyone when Emma Hegs ma makes buns.

Toughest opponent you have played against?

Me and Caoils Conway have had our fair share of battles in the in house games and Niamh McGirr is a hard girl to get an extra step on. A joy to watch, not to be marked by.

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

Gerry Moane enjoys “look it” at the start of 99.9 per cent of all his sentences.

‘If you still smell nice after training you didn’t try hard enough’.

Best manager you have played for?

Sean and Noel O’Kane have managed me a lot (God love them) so they have been very influential and the County Management we currently have wouldn’t be the worst.

What frustrates you most about the GAA?

The inequality between men and woman, there have been improvements, but we have a lot of work to do.

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

The friendships, the memories, the life lessons, the craic.

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