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1 Minute with Ryan McCambridge

2nd June 2016


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Name: Ryan McCambridge

Club: Ruairi Og, Cushendall

Favourite Position: Wing half back

Favourite Pitch: Of course it's Croke Park

Hobbies: Golf

Childhood hero: Eoin Kelly, unbelievable hurler!

Best Player you have played with: would have to be my own club men, Aaron Graffin and Neil McManus

Best Player you have played against: Pa Horgan!

Best game you have been involved in: All Ireland Club semi final against Sarsfields of Galway

Best trainer within the squad: Ordhan 'Clyde' McFadden

Worst trainer within the squad: Eoghan Campbell, not a fan of training but when it comes to match day he does the job!

Worst training drill: 2 men in the middle and have to fight for the ball and beat the man, really tough drill!

Best motivator within the squad: Again has to be Clyde, never done being motivational

Pre Match meal: chicken and pasta

Any superstitions: always tape my wrists up, not sure why just have

Favourite Song: Alan Walker - Faded

Favourite Film: Pearl Harbour or Saving Private Ryan, never get bored of watching them

Favourite Holiday Destination: so far it's been Skiing in Switzerland but heading to Canada this summer so hoping it will become the next favourite!

Favourite Drink: lucozade orange

Favourite Meal: steak and chips

Best advice ever received: 'Remember how lucky your are to be playing hurling, Enjoy yourself' - Dad's Quote

Biggest influence on career: my dad and all my uncles

Club Volunteer of note: our senior manager of last year, John 'Smokie' McKillop, will do absolutely anything for the club, from cutting grass to lining it for a match

Song you listen to before big games: nothing specific just have a playlist of random songs!

Most important skill: jab lifting

Biggest Strength in your game: catching

Area of your game you would like to improve: shooting, something I need to get better at big time

Which club do you like to see do well apart from your own: Carey, my Granda is from there and used to play for them

Which county do you like to see do well apart from your own: would love to see Galway get back to winning All Ireland's!

Advice for youngsters: As my dad says, enjoy every minute of it, just keep practicing and do the simple things right and everything will fall into place after that!

Young Player within your club to look out for: Emmet 'Mucker' Laverty, serious talent and can take unreal scores

Best thing about the GAA: the pride of representing your community by playing club or county on a weekly basis, having everyone backing you and supporting what you do! It's an amazing feeling

Twitter Account: @RyanMcC955

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