“You couldn’t swing a cat in Loughinisland”

Burren and Down player Danny Magill runs his eye over the teams and players he has faced through the years

Name: Danny Magill.

Age: 22.

Teams played for? St Mary’s, Burren, Liverpool John Moore’s University, Ulster University, Down minors, Down u-20s and Down seniors.

Who are your main rivals?


Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why?

Croke Park – Speaks for itself.

Which opposition ground do you dislike going to and why?

Loughinisland – couldn’t swing a cat on it.

What team have you enjoyed the most success against?


Which team have you enjoyed least success against?


Which opposition player have you enjoyed marking?

Eoghan ‘Bán’ Gallagher, Donegal.

Which opposition player have you disliked marking?

Darren O’Hagan.

Which player would you transfer in from a team you have come up against?

Shane McGuigan, Derry.

Which team, apart from your own, do you like to see do well and why?

Geraldines GFC, Louth – dad is manager

What’s the most frustrating defeat you have experienced?

The All-Ireland U-20 semi-final against Roscommon in 2021.

|What’s the most satisfying victory you have experienced?

Last year’s Ulster Championship quarter-final win against Donegal, on my championship debut.

What is the best score you’ve seen from an opponent?

Conleth O’Hare from Mayobridge. From the sideline out near the 45-yard line, straight over the black spot in a championship qualifier. Some kick.

Which team, apart from your own, do you expect big things of in the coming years?

New York.

Best opponent for post-match hospitality?

Kilmacud Croke’s.

Which club, apart from your own, has the most impressive facilities?


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