Teammates with… Monaghan’s Barry McGinn

Name: Barry McGinn

Age: 24

Teams played for: Doohamlet, Monaghan, Our Lady’s Secondary School and UCD

Which team mate has been the most inspirational and why?

Marty Hughes

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

Colin Walshe, he drives high standards. Cranky at times but he gets the most out of himself and those around him in every session

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

Kieran Hughes wasn’t hot at the training, used to be lying on the other physio table across from me for a few years there when training was on! He always produces the goods on game day though.

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

Damien Ward – as long as high ball is kicked in! He’s a good test and I know exactly what level my game is at after marking him in training.

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

Marty Hughes again. There’s no umpires in training unfortunately. Enough said.

Which team mate is the best on journeys away?

Karl O’Connell was a great man on away trips to supply biscuits for men with a sweet tooth.

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

Heard a referee shout in at a man once to ‘warm up, he was coming off.’ I won’t name names.

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

Pierce Callaghan’s alarm clock turned itself off one morning before a famous running session a few years ago.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Mull Marray can be loud enough, normally giving out about something.

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

Evan O’Carroll from Laois, man wouldn’t miss from the spot.

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

Jamie Walshe – high and wide.

Which team mate is the most sensible?

Aidan Marray, most sensible man in the squad.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?

Declan Walsh.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

All of the Doohamlet lads are good for a post-match blowout.

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