‘It’s hard not to be inspired after listening to those men’

Name: Paudie Lappin

Age: 28

Teams played for:

Middletown, Armagh, St Patrick’s, Keady.

Earliest GAA memory?

The 1999 Ulster final, Armagh v Down in Clones.

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

Terence McNaughton, Sylvester McConnell or Declan McBride – It’s hard not to be inspired after listening to those men before a match.

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

RMAC or Gucci Curry – both always give 100 per cent in every drill.

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

FOB or Conor Gormley – Both never stop moaning in training.

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

Bob McCann – Doesn’t do much running.

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

Shaun Toal – pulled a hamstring trying to keep up with him last year.

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

Eoin McGuinness’ point against Fermanagh last year in the Nickey Rackard Cup.

What win has your team celebrated the most?

2017 Ulster Intermediate Championship.

Which team-mate is the best on journeys away?

Paddy McBride – always brings a deck of cards for the bus journeys.

Which club is the worst for journeys away?

Football – Forkhill, hurling – Lisbellaw.

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

Too many to remember but no doubt Liam Woods or his sidekick would’ve said it.What’s the worst excuse you’ve heard to get out of training?

“Silage Season” – Paudie McGuigan.

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

Nathan Curry or Cahal Carvill.

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

Any of the Gaffneys.

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

Liam Woods or Mark McClatchey – unfortunately there are plenty of examples why.

Which team-mate is the most sensible?

Niall Geoghegan.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?

Obliged to say the GL columnist himself Cahal Carvill.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

Any one of Gordy McNeice, Dumper Dynes or Fluffy Hughes.

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