“Richie Ryan tends to injure a few men every session”

Donegal goalkeeper Luke White takes on Gaelic Life’s Q&A

Name: Luke White.

Age: 28.

Teams played for: St Martin’s (Wexford), Carndonagh (Donegal) and Donegal.

Earliest GAA memory?

Being put in goal by my brother to practice out in the garden.

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

Danny Cullen or Rory O’Connor, both excellent hurlers with great attitudes and step up when the team needs them to.

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

Del – we can skip the running to do “goalkeeping drills”.

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

Richie Ryan always tends to injure a few men every session so it would have to be him.

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

I’m not use to marking so no one preferably.

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

Ruairi Campbell – too quick for a ’keeper to be getting caught with for a drill.

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

Brian McIntyre’s point in the 2022 McGurk Cup final against Down.

What win has your team celebrated the most?

Winning the Nickey Rackard final in 2020.

Which team-mate is the best on journeys away?

Anthony Coyle (Donegal background team), he’s a good man for a joke and being MC on the bus microphone.

Which club is the worst for journeys away?

Ballyshannon – a long four-hour round trip to play them.

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

Darragh McCormick “away to the blessing of the graves”.

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

Paddy Monagle (Carn), that man can’t sit still.

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

Anyone but Richie Ryan.

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

Richie Ryan, as mentioned above for obvious reasons.

Which team-mate is the most sensible?

Ronan McDermott, team captain always sets a good example.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?

‘Chuckie’ – the man knows something about everything (or at least he thinks he does).

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

Eoin Kelly and Shaun McCreanor (Carndonagh) – they will celebrate anything a win or a loss.

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