Five Minutes With

Five Minutes with… Cavan’s Mona Sheridan

Name: Mona Sheridan
Age: 28
Occupation: Secondary School Teacher
Teams played for: Mullahoran and Cavan

Game you most enjoyed playing in?
2013 All Ireland Intermediate Final

Game you least enjoyed playing in?
2018 National League Final – Even though I didn’t get to play in it I
didn’t enjoy watching it from a hospital bed.

What’s the worst pitch you’ve ever played on?
Going to say Ballyjamesduff pitch as it’s where I broke my leg before
the 2018 National League Final and it’s always in the back of my mind
playing on it.

Toughest training session you’ve ever been involved in?
College training camp down in the Curragh. Still remember it like it
was yesterday.

What’s your preferred brand of gear?

Most inspirational individual you’ve ever met?
I would say my mum, even at 50+ and four daughters later she always
makes time to take part in club training alongside us and is always so

Where do you like to go out to celebrate?
With the club it’s any of the local pubs and then with the county
girls we always end up in the “Imp” (Imperial)

What do you like to do when you are not training/playing?
I enjoy going for a coffee to catch up with the girls or going out for

Which character in any film/tv show are you most like?
I’ve been told “Zoolander”

Which teammates (From any club/county) are the first you’d invite on a 
night out?
Bernadine Brady (club) Donna English (County)

Which teammate is the loudest in the changing room?
Donna English – her laugh is infectious

Biggest ego?
No Comment

Worst/best person to sit next to on the team bus?
Best – Anyone who has food. Worst – Anyone who doesn’t.

Worst/best person to share a room with on away days?
I’m generally landed in with the two sisters so I’m not going to cause
any controversy and choose who is the best and worst

Who has the best diet, and who has the worst, and what do they consist 
I can only answer for myself in the worst diet category. Chocolate,
jellies and a takeaway at the weekend and I’m very happy. Best – I
would say Sinead Greene “Greenie”.

Toughest opponent you have played against?
Caroline O’Hanlon Armagh

Best or worst quote you have heard from a teammate/opponent/manager?
I can’t think of any of the top of my head but some of BD’s quotes are
top notch.

Best manager you have played for?
Aidan McCabe (Cavan)

What frustrates you the most about the GAA?
People at games that don’t understand the rules.

What is the best thing about being part of the GAA?
The people you meet, the friendships you make and the lifelong
memories you get from it.

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