“She’s not bad at a bit of Philomena Begley”

Name: Sally McCann

Age: 32

Teams played for: Brocagh Camogie Club, Tyrone Camogie, Ulster camogie, Cormac McAnallens (Sydney) Camogie and football.

Which team mate has been the most inspirational and why?

Grainne McDonald. She plays on a few different teams and football as well. Flying fit and just a real asset to the team. With her beside you in the forwards and her sister Aoife McDonald in backs they will keep any team safe.

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

Roisin O’Neill. We have played together from we both held a stick, we always know where each other is on the pitch. We bounce off each other, so it’s great to train together and work on our play making. I like to train with Cara Little for Tyrone as well. She reads the game very well, works hard and is a great play maker.

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

I would say all the fast, fit young girls that would put anyone to shame. The likes of Raegan fay, Kaitlin Gallagher, they are just unreal.

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

Being a full-forward I like to mark top full backs such as Mairead Donnelly or Catherine Muldoon. There doesn’t be much gets by these girls and they have saved us on numerous occasions, so marking them gets me well ready for the match ahead.

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

Aoife Teague –  love having her on my team…but I am afraid of her. She is an impressive back.

Which team mate is the best on journeys away?

Duibhin Murphy, she is always full of craic and good at planning an oul team bonding night. Maria Duffy also has the best one liners. They are both great assets to the team on and off the pitch. Leanne McKernan on the Tyrone bus too – she’s not bad at a bit of Philomena Begley.

Which team is the worst for journeys away?

Cormac McAnallens had to be the worst for travelling. Living the dream and maybe out the night before but the games were an hour’s drive away on a Sunday morning.

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

The funniest thing I heard was our Tyrone manager, Declan Sherlock, saying in an interview that I was rolling back the years, and me only a young thing – he’s a laugh. Unfortunately, it has stuck so I have heard it a few times this year.

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

Siobhan Donnelly had missed the preseason club trainings as she had joined adult beginner tin whistle lessons- I thought that was pretty funny.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Loudest in changing room has to be Eimear Colton. I suppose she has to be in her goalie position to keep us all in line.  She’s one of the best ‘keepers I have played against or with.

Which team mate is the most sensible?

Cathy Jordan, she is such a reliable back, rarely makes a mistake and always on the right side of her player for a hook or block. For Brocagh, probably Faustina Canavan. She can read the game very well and is always guaranteed to get you a few scores. She also has the sensible duties to do for the club aside from playing.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?

Siobhan Donnelly. She is a doctor after all, but also can read the game very well. Works hard on and off the pitch for everyone.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

I would say Una McCann from our club. She’s an all-rounder great on the pitch, enjoys the nights out and very motivational.  For Tyrone Tara Haughey and Dearbhla O Faolain are fond of an oul celebration. They are also the feisty ones on the pitch – you wouldn’t want to be marking them.

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