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Teammates…with Carrickmore ladies footballer Niamh McElduff

Name: Niamh McElduff

Age: 25

Teams played for: Carrickmore, St. Mary’s university, Tyrone up to minor level

Which team mate has been the most inspirational and why?

Collectively, many of our youngest players who came onto the senior panel with no fear and will to win.

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

Megan McCann because we’ve played together since underage

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

Kathy McAleer because she warns me not to run in possession games

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

Teammate that I like to mark in training is Aimee Fox because she’s speedy and a good challenge but always plays by the rules, all clean tackles

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

I dread marking Gemma Begley or Aideen Loughran in training the most because both are very experienced players

Which team mate is the best on journeys away?

Ursula McElduff is the best teammate on journeys away because she’s always smiling and takes your mind off the game on the journey over

Which team is the worst for journeys away?

Has to be Colleen Tierney because of her questionnable driving skills. Lucky to make the match in one piece.

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

Noel McGinn’s commentary during the final that Curley McAleer was auditioning for strictly come dancing with some of his gestures at the referee

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

I think Clodagh Munroe had a car full of some of our younger players on her way to training coming into the business end of this season. Apparently she nearly made it to the football field but took a last minute detour to the sweet spot in Omagh instead.

Which team mate is the loudest in the changing room?

Colleen Tierney

Which team mate is the most sensible?

Eimear McGarrity until we get her to Gerry’s

Who is the smartest of all your team mates?

Dearbhla Donaghy who can see everything that’s going on from the goal line

Who’s the best team mate to celebrate with?

Best teammate to celebrate with is Claire McGurk because she’ll sing every word to every song and not get down off the table until close

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