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1 Minute with Patrick Gallagher

14th June 2016

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Name: Patrick Gallagher
Club: St Joseph's Glenavy
Favourite Position: Wing back
Favourite Pitch: Chapel Hill
Hobbies: Sport, reading history/current affairs books and articles, box sets (Suits, House of Cards, Narcos...)
Childhood hero: Anthony Tohill
Best Player you have played with: James Loughrey 
Best Player you have played against: Sean Cavanagh
Best game you have been involved in: Intermediate semi final 2014 - Glenavy 2-21 Moneyglass 1-24 after extra time
Best game you have ever seen: Antrim v Laois in the qualifiers last year, I was one of just 40 saffrons who made the trip and saw the comeback.
Best trainer within the squad: Snowy or Sweeney, good luck to you if you're their partner in a tackling drill
Worst trainer within the squad: Ronan and Kerr the keepers, they love when McGreevey comes so they can go off and do keeper stuff instead of runs
Worst training drill: pressure cookers followed by a 100yard sprint
Best motivator within the squad: Niblock or Kobo
Pre Match meal: Chicken and pasta
Any superstitions: None, just say a few prayers
Favourite Song: The Saw Doctors - To Win Just Once
Favourite Film: The Departed
Favourite Holiday Destination: Whitsunday Islands, Australia 
Favourite Drink: Peroni
Favourite Meal: Steak, roasties and pepper sauce
Best advice ever received: There's a reason you're on the team, so play like you belong there.
Biggest influence on career: My parents for all the lifts and encouragement, and home truths when needed!
Club Volunteer of note: Gerard Doone and Gary O'Neill
Song you listen to before big games: Whatever big Jack has on the playlist for the changing rooms, it's normally pretty good
Most important skill: kick passing
Biggest Strength in your game: coming off the shoulder running at teams
Area of your game you would like to improve: getting out in front of the forward
Which club do you like to see do well apart from your own: Lisburn
Which county do you like to see do well apart from your own: Carlow - I played with 4 Carlow boys in my UCD freshers team
Advice for youngsters: Play football as much as possible, kicking points, hitting the ball off the wall, even just soccer knockouts or 2v2s is better than sitting on the Xbox.
Young Player within your club to look out for: Fergal Henry
Best thing about the GAA: The connection all GAA people have no matter where you are in the world


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