“Gerard McGovern is an absolute warrior on the pitch and an even better man off it”

Down and Burren player Danny Magill takes the Gaelic Life Q&A…

Name: Danny Magill.

Age: 22.

Teams played for?

St Mary’s, Burren, Liverpool John Moore’s University, Ulster University, Down minors, Down u-20s and Down seniors.

Earliest GAA memory?

Canon Esler primary school champions 2012.

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

Gerard McGovern – absolute warrior on the pitch and an even better man off it.

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

Daniel Guinness – 110 per cent dedication every night.

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

Donal O’Hare – Very rarely passes the ball.

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

Liam Kerr – Doesn’t track back.

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

Liam Kerr – Speed demon.

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

Rory Mason against Cavan at Breffni Park in the Tailteann Cup quarter-final in 2023.

What win has your team celebrated the most?

The Ulster u-20 final against Monaghan in 2021.

Which team-mate is the best on journeys away?

Odhrán Murdock – hilarious.

Which club is the worst for journeys away?

Saul GAC.

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

“Your Dad’s a ‘Point man” – everybody.

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

Michael Murphy had to look after his goldfish for the night.

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

Niall ‘Bobo’ Kane – talks sh**e.

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

Harry Magill.

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

Ryan Magill.

Which team-mate is the most sensible?

Sean ‘Mad Dog’ Murdock.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?

Patrick Burns.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

Pat Havern.


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