27 Feb 2016

In The Spotlight - Ballinascreen and Derry's Benny Heron

Benny Heron is a busy man these days playing for Derry and guiding St Colm's Draperstown to the McDevitt Cup final.  He steps into the spotlight.

Nickname: a few too manyClub: BallinascreenAge: 24Height: 5"10Weight: 12.5 stoneOccupation: TeacherBoots/Gloves Worn: has to be Adidas/Murphy's

Favourite Film: Step Brothers  

Favourite Song:  I couldn't choose 

Favourite Food: Sticky toffee pudding 

Favourite Drink: Tea 

Favourite pitch: Dean McGlinchey Park 

Best thing about football: Winning with the lads you grew up with 

Worst thing about football: Rules open to interpretation and applied inconsistently 

Pre Match Meal: Eggs 

Pre Game Superstition: Would sit roughly in same area depending on the changing room

Toughest opponent: Jack McCaffrey.... Far too quick 

Best player played with: Dermot McBride or Mark Lynch 

Sporting Highlight: Captaining Ballinascreen at 22  

Biggest Disappointment: County final defeat 3 years ago 

Childhood idol: Ciaran McDonald and Padraig Joyce 

Biggest influence in your career: Tony Scullion  

Advice for young players:  Enjoy every minute of it and play as much as you possibly can.

Best trainer in the club: Carlus McWilliams or Philly McGlade 

Worst trainer in the club: definitely Gary Conway 

What would you be doing if not playing football?: Playing soccer for Draperstown Celtic 

Other Sports played: hurling,soccer, table tennis, golf (badly)

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