8 Mar 2016

In The Spotlight - Gráinne Ní Chatháin

We have another female sports star stepping Into The Spotlight.  Slaughtneil's Gráinne Ní Chatháin

Nickname: G (sleepy G the odd time).

Club: Robert Emmets CLG Slaughtneil

Age: 23

Height: 5” 5 (feeling generous)

Weight: 8st 10

Occupation: An Ghaeilge a chur chun tosaigh.

Boots Worn: Puma

Favourite film: Sweet Home Alabama (Thanks to Cara ‘Bun’ Cassidy)

Favourite song: AC/DC Thunderstruck.

Favourite food: Goujons all day every day with various dips.

Favourite Drink: Coffee agus Water.

Favourite pitch: Swatraghs main pitch or our own top pitch.

Best thing about camogie: The crazy nights out.

Worst thing about camogie: Sunday trainings (am or pm).

Pre match Meal: Chicken & pasta.

Pre game Superstition: Same socks worn for all big games.

Toughest Opponent: Gráinne Mc Goldrick – She’s a super athlete.

Best player played with: Aoife Ní Chaiside – Most consistent player I have ever played with.

Sporting highlight: 2015 – Club winning all three codes. Massive achievement.

Biggest disappointment: Coming away from Ulster Final not having played to our ability.

Childhood idol: Claire Doc [Doherty]

Biggest influence in your career: Gareth[brother].

Advice for young players: Every player makes mistakes but it’s what you do after making that mistake that counts.

Best trainer in the club: Shannon Graham – brings a massive work rate to training.

Worst trainer in the club: With Eilís and Louise keeping an eye on everyone, you don’t get away with slacking at training so I can’t think of anyone.

What would you be doing if not playing camogie? Travelling. Same goes for if I was rich.

Other sports played: Nothing at a competitive level but tennis, handball, gaelic, netball, badminton, racquetball have all been tried out and enjoyed.

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