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Our games: With former Cavan player Padraic O’Reilly

Name: Padraic O’Reilly (‘Podge’).

Teams played for: Ballinagh, Cavan, NUIG and Irish u-17.

Current involvement: Ballinagh.

Which club game, that you played in, will you never forget and why?

The 2013 Senior Football Championship final, because it was the club’s first ever Senior Championship win and I won Man of the Match.

Which club game, that you watched, will you never forget and why?

Castlerahan v Crosserlough, Senior Championship final in 2018. It was a very enjoyable game and had a dramatic finish. Also helped that my wife is from Castlerahan as they won.

Which county game, that you played in, will you never forget and why?

Cavan v Meath in the 2005 All-Ireland Qualifiers in Clones. Always good to get one over your neighbours.

Which county game, that you watched, will you never forget and why?

Cavan v Derry, the1997 Ulster final. Whether it is from memory or watching replays but I can recall more from that game that matches I watched last week.

What was the funniest thing you ever saw in a game?

I remember a sub coming on in a match at a time when tight jerseys just came in, and the game was stopped as two other subs had to pull down the jersey across his chest!

What was the most memorable performance from a player in a game that you watched?

Michael Meehan, Galway v Kerry 2008 I think. The conditions were atrocious and he still managed to put on a flawless display and scored that goal at the end with the Kerry team all on the line.

What was the most memorable performance from a player in a game that you played?

Cormac Timoney in last year’s Intermediate County final was excellent and was all the more impressive given his age.

What did you love about the games you played in?

Just the competition. I was always competitive so enjoyed just trying to beat the opposition.

What did you hate about the games you played in?

The warm-ups!

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