LOUGHINISLAND and Down player Rory Mason answers our questions on his teammmates…
Name: Rory Mason.
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?
Which team-mate would you want standing over a last-second penalty?
Which team-mate would you never want to see hitting a last-second penalty?
Which team-mate is the most sensible?
Who is the smartest of all your team mates?
None of them.
Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?
We have a few headers.