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1 minute with Chrissy O’Connell

19th May 2016


1 Minute with................. 

Name: Chrissy O’Connell

Club: Loughgiel Shamrocks

Favourite Position: Goalkeeper

Favourite Pitch: Fr. Healy Pk, Loughgiel

Hobbies: Table Tennis / Recently taken up golf

Childhood hero: DJ Carey / Davy Fitzgerald

Best Player you have played with: Paul Shiels

Best Player you have played against: Joe Canning

Best game you have been involved in: Dublin 2010, AI Qualifiers

Best game you have ever seen: Tipp v Kilkenny AI Final 2011

Best trainer within the squad: Odhran McFadden, the mans obsessed

Worst trainer within the squad: Ciaran Clarke, seems like he goes at his leisure, but come match day he’s flying

Worst training drill: anything with tackling, keepers aren’t built for it.

Best motivator within the squad: Odhran McFadden, everything is positive

Pre Match meal: Poached eggs and toast

Any superstitions: Not really

Favourite Song: Kings and Queens – 30 Seconds to Mars

Favourite Film: Coach Carter

Favourite Holiday Destination: New York (so far)

Favourite Drink: a good cup of tae

Favourite Meal: chicken curry

Best advice ever received: Keep your concentration and composure

Biggest influence on career: Father

Club Volunteer of note: Bobby McIlhatten, keeps our pitches in great shape

Song you listen to before big games: Vox Populi – 30 Seconds to Mars

Most important skill: Reading the game

Biggest Strength in your game: Shot stopping

Area of your game you would like to improve: Striking

Which club do you like to see do well apart from your own: Lisbellaw, I’ve a few friends who hurl/hurled for them

Which county do you like to see do well apart from your own: Armagh

Advice for youngsters: Surround yourself with good / positive people

Young Player within your club to look out for: Damon McMullan

Best thing about the GAA: GAA is like a big family, your never too far from good people

Twitter Account: chrissyoc1

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