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1 Minute with Antrim Senior Hurler Ciaran Johnston

14th March 2017

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1 Minute with Antrim Senior Hurler................

Name: Ciaran Johnston 

Club: Naomh Eoin 

Favourite Position: Centre half Back 

Favourite Pitch: Thurles 

Hobbies: Anything sport related, music especially Garth Brooks, politics and a good aul slabbering session over coffee 

Childhood hero: Seanie McMahon or Brian Whelehan, incredible players 

Best Player you have played with: Slasher Flynn, corner forwards rejoiced when he retired 

Best Player you have played against: Tony Kelly 

Best game you have been involved in: U21 All Ireland Semi win v Wexford 

Best game you have ever seen: Kilkenny v Tipp 2014 

Best trainer within the Current antrim squad: Jackie Webb, does more running than anyone and fires out great quotes during the sessions 

Worst trainer within the Current Antrim squad: 2 men get the nod, pretty boys. Conor 'the bull' Johnston and Conor 'Chocolate' McKinley. Both can't train unless they've had a half hour rub from the physios. 

Worst training drill: any drill you don't need your hurl for, can only mean one thing 

Best motivator within the Antrim squad: Ryan Elliott, really has a way with words, Suppose that's why he's always so successful in the Bot on a Wednesday when he's chasing 

Pre Match meal: fruit, yoghurt, coffee 

Any superstitions: Dont believe in them! 

Favourite Song: Red Hot Chilli peppers- Can't Stop/Arctic  Monkeys- Mardy Bum 

Favourite Film: Snatch, all time great! 

Favourite Holiday Destination: Vilamoura, Portugal 

Favourite Drink: Gatorade (available for sponsorship) 

Favourite Meal: A medium rare steak with all the trimmings, couldn't beat it 

Best advice ever received: Be the best you can be 

Biggest influence on career: My father 

Club Volunteer of note: Jim Gough, club wouldn't run without him! Super umpire also, no such thing as a wide 

Song you listen to before big games: Dakota- Stereophonics 

Most important skill: First touch 

Biggest Strength in your game: Striking 

Area of your game you would like to improve: Trying not to get caught giving forwards special attention 

Which club do you like to see do well apart from your own: Ulster Hurling Club New York, great people and a great club 

Which county do you like to see do well apart from your own: Dublin, a lot of good friends in the capital and many a good night had out there, from what I can remember! 

Advice for youngsters: watch as many games as possible, you'll always be a student of the game and won't ever be done learning.

Young Player within your club to look out for: Have to give my younger sister Eimear the nod, up and coming camog and footballer! 

Best thing about the GAA: Playing with your family and the friends you make along the way


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