“Dan Gordon gives everything every night and keeps getting better”

LOUGHINISLAND and Down player Rory Mason answers our questions on his teammmates…

Name: Rory Mason.

Age: 29.

Teams played for: Loughinisland and Down.

Earliest GAA memory?

Heading to training with Daddy when he was coaching Drumaness, a long time ago now.

Which team-mate has been the most inspirational and why?

Dan Gordon, gives everything every night and keeps getting better.

Who’s the best team-mate to train with and why?

Jonny Flynn, always up the front with runs. You know if you’re close to him you’re going well.

Which team-mate is the worst to train with and why?

Eddie Nixon, always needing drills explained over and over.

Which team-mate do you want to mark in training and why?

Sean Cochrane, we have good craic before the ball is thrown in.

Which team-mate do you dread marking in training and why?

Sean Cochrane, once it starts he is a different man – he doesn’t do training games. Always going 100 per cent.

Best score you’ve seen from a team-mate?

Oisin Savage. Few brilliant goals this year!

What win has your team celebrated the most?

Ulster Intermediate Championship in 2015.

Which team-mate is the best on journeys away?

‘Bobo’ Kane keeps the craic going.

Which club is the worst for journeys away?

Annaclone, haven’t played there on a pleasant night.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard in training or in a match, and who said it?

A ref who forgot his whistle and was using his fingers to blow fouls. Players were shouting at him to blow his whistle. “I can’t, I didn’t bring one!”

What’s the worst excuse you’ve heard to get out of training?

Nothing too mad, to be honest.

Which team-mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Peter Cochrane.

Which team-mate would you want standing over a last-second penalty?

Declan McClements.

Which team-mate would you never want to see hitting a last-second penalty?

Jonny Flynn.

Which team-mate is the most sensible?

Chris Turley.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?

None of them.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

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