Five Minutes With

Five minutes with – Down’s Gearard McGovern

Name: Gearárd McGovern
Age: 24
Occupation: Project Manager


Teams played for:

St Marys Burren and Down Seniors

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

Armin van Buuren for the tunes, Ryan Reynolds looks like he would be a laugh and then the Burren 7s obviously

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

Miss the good old days in the Hatfield Belfast. Bru Bakers Dundalk as good as it gets now

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

Resident DJ at Ushuaia Hotel

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

Abbey Grammer School pitch – nicknamed the fishbowl

Which character in any film are you most like?

Harry from Dumb and Dumber

Any odd items in your kit bag?


What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Adidas boots, Peninsula Sports gloves

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

Simple Dave always has something to say. Takes it after his Da. Slabber

Which team mate has the best looking other half?

Dara Macauley has quite a few on the go so one of them bound to be alright

Who is the worst trainer?

Shay McArdle becuase he’s saft

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

Donal ‘Spice Boy’ O’hare and Jamie McGovern. Ever since he started working in McCartans he thinks he has style. This time last year he was wearing white high top shoes and a white belt.

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

Ryan Squeak Kelly.
All he does is count his calories and talk about his biceps

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

Peter Turley – works on the set of Game of Thrones so liable to ruin the next episode for you

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

Worst Connor Toner – five chocolate bars a day
Best Shay McArdle – no carbs

Toughest opponent you have faced?

Dan McCartan. Should have been a forward all his life

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

“That’s like driving to Dublin, getting to Drogheda to go back to Dundalk to drive to Dublin”

Best manager you’ve ever played under?

James McCartan / Paddy O’Rourke

Best ever performance?

2017 Ulster final

One to forget?

Last 16 against Monaghan this year

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

Tomas O’Se

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

Out would be Joe Murphy. Too much of a liability
In would be Ryan Murray from Antrim. A great events organiser

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