“Blathnaid Sheridan got in a few lectures before meeting us in the Boar’s Head”

Name: Zara Fay.

Age: 22.

Teams played for: Drumlane, Cavan and UL.

Earliest GAA memory?

Playing an u-12 game not knowing what to do while dad was shouting at me on the sideline. Not much has changed!

Which team-mate has been the most inspirational and why?

Bronagh Sheridan, I always looked up to Bronagh from a young age.

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

Michaela Fitzpatrick with her high standards and lack of bluffing.

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

Helen Corcoran because she loves the early mornings.

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

Aine Reilly – we always have a good battle.

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

Also Aine because she’s hard to keep up with!

Best score you’ve seen from a team-mate?

Sinead McDonald’s last-second goal in the 2019 league final.

What win has your team celebrated the most?

Definitely the Senior Championship in 2023. A good runner up was the 2020 Intermediate Championship.

Which team-mate is the best on journeys away?

Irene Monaghan with her DJ skills.

Which club is the worst for journeys away?


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

“We’re a pride of Lions” – Ciara Brady.

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

“I’ve a bunion” – anonymous (she knows who she is!)

Which team-mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Aine Reilly loves to talk to settle her pre-match nerves.

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

Definity Bronagh Sheridan – never misses.

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

Niamh Gunn.

Which team-mate is the most sensible?

None of us.

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?

Blathnaid Sheridan – she even got in a few lectures before meeting us in the Boar’s Head after the final.

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

Too hard to pick one, they’re all great craic.

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