“It was hard to lose after three rounds of penalties”

Name: Rory Mason.

Age: 29.

Teams played for:

Loughinisland and Down.

Who are your main rivals?


Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why?

Love playing in Mayobridge and Castlewellan.

Which opposition ground do you dislike going to and why?

Carryduff, it’s huge.

What team have you enjoyed the most success against?

Wouldn’t say there is one team that we have had sustained success against over a long period.

Which team have you enjoyed least success against?

Warrenpoint always seem to pip us in games. The Down u-21 final and a few close championship games over the years, including last year’s semi-final.

Which opposition player have you enjoyed marking?

Wouldn’t have one in particular. I enjoy marking players that you know you have to be on it when going up against them.

Which opposition player have you disliked marking?

No one!

Which player would you transfer in from a team you have come up against?

Odhrán Murdock.

Which team, apart from your own, do you like to see do well and why?

Drumaness and Ballymartin.

What’s the most frustrating defeat you have experienced?

Warrenpoint in last year’s semi-final, hard to lose after three rounds of penalties.

What’s the most satisfying victory you have experienced?

Laois game this year. Everything clicked that day.

What is the best score you’ve seen from an opponent?

Ross McGarry forcing extra-time with a free from the sideline.

Which team, apart from your own, do you expect big things of in the coming years?

Burren with the amount of talented young players they have.

Best opponent for post-match hospitality?

Anywhere that you can stop at a Country Fried Chicken on the way home.

Which club, apart from your own, has the most impressive facilities?

Ballymartin, two brilliant pitches and new complex going up at the minute.

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