10 Mar 2016

In The Spotlight - Eoin McNicholl

Thirteen years ago Eoin McNicholl was on the eve of a MacRory Cup Final for St Patrick's Maghera.  The Glenullin and Derry goalkeeper steps Into The Spotlight.

Nickname: Eoinsy

Club: Glenullin

Age: 30

Height  6'1"

Weight: 13.5st

Occupation: Sports Development Officer

Boots/Gloves Worn: Adidas X/Reusch Repulse 

Favourite Film: Snatch

Favourite Song: Dire straits - money for nothing

Favourite Food: Beef Wellington from the Harbour Bar.

Favourite Drink: Espresso

Favourite pitch: Croke Park

Best thing about football: Friends & connections you make...as well as the winning

Worst thing about football: The defeats

Pre Match Meal: Chicken and pasta

Pre Game Superstition: Say the same prayer before leaving the house

Toughest opponent: Aidan O'Shea

Best player played with: Fergal Doherty

Sporting Highlight: All-Ireland Minor winners 2002

Biggest Disappointment: Defeat v Cavan 2013 after extra time.

Childhood idol: Peter Schmeichel

Biggest influence in your career: Father

Advice for young players: Listen & learn from your coaches & always have a positive attitude.

Best trainer in the club: Conor Rafferty

Worst trainer in the club: Skinner

What would you be doing if not playing football? : Coaching or managing.

Other Sports played: Soccer, AFL, Bowls

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