McGurn:“Having Mark Curry on your team always makes things a lot easier”

Name: Ronan McGurn.

Age: 22.

Teams played for: Lisbellaw (hurling), Belnaleck (football) and Fermanagh (hurling).

Earliest GAA memory?

Indoor hurling with Benny McManus or being brought down to my older brother’s football training sessions to run about.

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

John Duffy is a great man for getting the team in the right mindset before games, he also took a lot of the younger Lisbellaw lads on the team throughout underage.

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

Having Mark Curry on your team always makes things a lot easier.

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

Danny Teague loves giving out. Whether you’re on his team or not, you’re still bound to get an earful.

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

Ryan Bogue as his legs are gone so it’s easy to get on a lot of ball.

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

Brian Teehan as he’d give me the run around then probably take my hand off in the same session.

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

Both of these were in the same game against Louth in 2020. For a point it was Sean Corrigan running down the wing and sticking it over off the hurl on the run or John Duffy putting a bullet into the top left corner from the 21-metre line. Both in the space of 10 minutes.

What win has your team celebrated the most?

The Lory Meagher 2021 win was a good one or beating Mayo in the league this year was very satisfying.

Which team-mate is the best on journeys away?

Ultan O’Reilly always has a story to tell although, whether he’s telling the truth or not is a different question

Which club is the worst for journeys away?

All journeys away for Lisbellaw are a hassle to get to. With Belnaleck, either Roslea or Belleek is an awful journey.

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

Has to be David Kelly doing the whole session then as soon as the runs are mentioned he has to leave to use the toilet.

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

Any one of the spoofs Luca McCusker makes up throughout the year to get out of a session.

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

Has to be Tom Keenan although Shea Curran isn’t far behind him.

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

There’s plenty of players I’d back to bury it but I’ll give it to Francie McBrien.

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

I’m probably up there if I’m being honest or Jimmy Tormey with his dodgy collarbone.

Which team-mate is the most sensible?

Has to be Caolan Duffy, you’d never see him on a night out.

Who is the smartest of all your teammates?

James Hughes takes this one, nothing gets past him.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

Plenty to choose from on the team I’ll give it to Tom Keenan or Aidan Flanagan when he’s not on the sunbeds.

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