Five Minutes With

Five minutes with Armagh’s Rachael Merry

Name: Rachael Merry 30_rachael-merry
Age: 22
Occupation: Student


Teams played for:

St. Marys Granemore, Co. Armagh, Queens University Belfast

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around?

Justin Bieber, Zac Efron and Rebel Wilson.

Where do you like to go out to celebrate after a big victory?

We either keep it local or go to Spy (Monaghan) usually.

If you weren’t playing GAA what would you be at?

Definitely travelling, having a social life and attending McDonalds on a regular basis.

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

Aghagallon GAA

Which character in any film are you most like?

Fat Amy – Pitch Perfect (All time fave)

Any odd items in your kit bag?

The strangest thing would probably be fake tan or crisps of some sort

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Adidas 100 per cent – Big fan (Feel free to send me stuff haha)

Who’s the biggest joker in the teams you play for?

Armagh – Orla Young and Ciara Hill
QUB – Kathryn Donnelly and Maedhbh Laverty (couldn’t watch them two)
Granemore – Grace Duffy without doubt the biggest messer in the country.

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Colleen O’Hare – The Tinder queen is bound to have one good looking one.

Who is the worst trainer?

Caoimhe Las Vegas (QUB) always skives training for the FLY.

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room?

Would have to be Bernie Murray and Claire McKinely the queens of backcombing.

Who’s the best/worst person to share a room with on away trips?

Best – Hannah and Eimear for a good gossip
Worst – Nicola Woods (snores the place down). Andrea slept in the foyer one night to get away from her.

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus?

Best – Hannah Mc Geown plenty of stories and snacks, superstition plays a part also.
Worst – Any of the back seat crew, they never stop singing lol

Who has the best and who has the worst diet on the team, and what does it include?

Best – Eimear Hayes, she loves her protein (aspiring body builder)
Worst – Definitely myself, my bag is filed with the bad stuff. Crisps, chocolate, sweets you name it.

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Aoife Cassidy – Derry

Best or worst quote you’ve heard, either from a manager, player, opponent?

Best – Jim Mc Cormac: “Get the white thing” – simple yet effective
Worst – “The team who has the most scores at the end will win”

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

Paddy McArdle and Jim Mc Cormac together.

Best ever performance?

Ulster Final 2015

One to forget?

Ulster Semi – Final v Derry 2016

When you were playing in the back garden, who did you pretend to be?

DJ Carey – Kilkenny

If there was a transfer market who’d be in and who’d be out of the team?

I’d take Ciara Donnelly back to Granemore any day of the week!

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