Teammates with… Derry’s Brian Óg McGilligan

Name Brian Óg McGilligan

Age: 27

Teams played for: St Mary’s Banagher Gaelic Football and Hurling, Derry Senior Hurling

Which team mate has been the most inspirational and why?

Probably PJ McCloskey. He had been through a number of injury set backs in his career. He was an excellent player, had a very good attitude and he was very good to me when I was coming back from injury.

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

I would have to say Bliadhan Glass. Always very positive, hard working and gives 100 per cent in every session.

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

Would have to say Sticks, the man always wants to stay behind for extra runs!

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

Mark Lynch or PJ McCloskey. When I started playing senior football for Banagher they both played in the middle of the pitch, learned a lot from marking and watching them in training.

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

Bliadhan Glass. Never liked to see him coming. He could run for Ireland and never lets you get an easy ball.

Which team mate is the best on journeys away?

Sé McGuigan. He usually keeps everyone entertained!

Which team is the worst for journeys away?

Sean Kelly. Always somehow manage to get paired in the same room as him. Likes going on late night trips to the shop!

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

I don’t think any of them are appropriate for this publication, unfortunately!

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

A clubmate of mine (who will remain unnamed) always seemed to have an ingrown toenail.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Mark Lynch, huge presence in the changing room and on the pitch.

Which team mate is the most sensible?

Ruairi McCloskey, always seems to make the right decisions.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?

Cormac O’Doherty, can read the game very well.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

Marty Lynch is the go-to man, he’s always up for a party!

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