“Rosemary Courtney’s attitude is always top class”

Name: Jodie McQuillan.

Age: 19.

Teams played for: Castleblayney Faughs, Monaghan and UCD.

Earliest GAA memory? Playing with the boys from u-6.

Which team-mate has been the most inspirational and why?
Amanda Casey-Finnegan. I always looked up to her growing up and she took me under her wing when I joined the county panel. She’s just an incredible athlete.

Who’s the best team-mate to train with and why?
County: Rosemary Courtney, her attitude is always top class and her performances follow suit. Maeve Monaghan is always great for a bit of encouragement too.
Club: Grace Hanratty, can never fault her efforts and holds herself to very high standards.

Which team-mate is the worst to train with and why?
Sheena McKenna, she misses half of it!

Which team-mate do you want to mark in training and why?
Muireann Atkinson or Jennifer Duffy, no hiding place when you’re on them.

Which team-mate do you dread marking in training and why?
Hazel Hughes, there’s just no catching her.

Best score you’ve seen from a team-mate?
Has to be Chloe McBride from the sideline in the NFL against Tyrone last year.

What win has your team celebrated the most?
Ulster Junior Club final 2022, the Spinner still hasn’t recovered.

Which team-mate is the best on journeys away?
Aimee Donnelly, could break into a dance at any time. Have to mention Saoirse Lally too because she always gives me the outside seat for extra leg room.

Which club is the worst for journeys away?
Naomh Aban in Cork, a six-hour bus journey home after a defeat. It wasn’t one to remember.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard in training or in a match, and who said it?
Aoife Connolly: “My left foot.”

What’s the worst excuse you’ve heard to get out of training?
Went to the wrong pitch.

Which team-mate is the loudest in the changing room?
Eimear Treanor, guaranteed to hear her before you see her.

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

Which team-mate would you never want to see hitting a last-second penalty?
Shona Brady, probably wouldn’t be in the country to take it anyway.

Which team-mate is the most sensible?
Emma Clerkin.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?
Lauren McVeety or Eimear Smyth, they’ve serious vision and can pick a pass from anywhere.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?
County: An Aoife Burns-Muireann Atkinson duo.
Club: Aoife Connolly on the mic, Sheena McKenna on the harmonica and Ciara Farrell on lights.

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