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Danny Mc Nulty Takes The Loughtec Challenge

Wednesday 14.04.2021
Team Talk Mag

 1: Who or what first got you into the GAA?
First thing comes to mind was probably round 6-7years old, getting ready every Saturday morning putting on the oversized Clonoe strip for training

2: Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
Have to say my late Granda Dessie – even when I’d a bad game it was still someone else’s fault. Man was my biggest fan

3: Who has been your most difficult opponent and why?
Paudy Hampsey – fast and strong we’ve had some good battles from underage right through

4: Apart from your home club, which club ground in Tyrone do you most enjoy playing on? 
Healy Park on the main day – but normal championship games I’d go with Edendork. Crowds above the pitch on the banks, great atmosphere.

5: Most memorable or inspiring words of advice you have ever heard in a changing room?
Most memorable in a funny way – think we might have been losing a championship match, at half time Damian Cassidy is going at us revving is up. Everyman is pumping and shouting, then Mickey O’Neill turns around and roars (everything went silent) “right boys …………..” and takes a mind blank 😂
6: Club volunteer of note?
I’d go with Aidy Vod, not to down talk any other man but anything Vod seems to do is done with Clonoe always first on his mind

7: How is your club currently ensuring it is playing its part in the community?
With the crazy times we’ve went through, the biggest worry I had was of the younger age group players boys and girls missing out on not just football but most probably the best years they’ll have with their friends.
The club set up a great program where a senior squad player/member would take part in drills at home then post scores so the younger age groups still had people to look to and to even beat and compete against (socially distanced of course) online

8: Are there other sports you enjoy playing or have a keen interest in? 
Taken a big interest in golf before lockdown, got my membership in Dungannon. In my first 2 competitions won both them, after a lot of nice members falling out with me I nicely got my handicap cut in half and I’ve never been the same since

9: Which county side, if any, look capable of defeating Dublin in the championship?
Not being biased but if I didn’t feel like Tyrone could win the all Ireland I wouldn’t have agreed to join the panel. I feel that we’ve some new, fresh and a very talented squad along with new minds at the management end. Rome wasn’t built in a day but I’m sure you’ll see a different Tyrone side this year

10: How would you describe your own involvement in the club?
Would love to commit some free time at some stage to coach some of our under age teams, some very good talent right from the youngest age groups.

11 What rules, if any, would you like to see implemented or changed in the modern game?
Being a full forward you would think I’d be all for the new inside mark rule but I don’t agree with it. It’s gonna take away the battle of a forward actually putting in the word to take their man on (if they choose to use it of course)

12 If there was a transfer market in GAA, what club player in the same division as you would you like to see playing for your club and why?
I’d probably go for Conor McKenna if it’s for free, don’t think we pay his wages but take him on a year free loan. Man is a serious talent

13 Any superstitions or routines that you have or use on match days?
Routine – Large can of red bull and a snickers duo bar (not very advisable).
Superstition- left sock before right sock, left boot before right boot

14 Do you have a favourite training drill or one that you dread hearing the coach say is coming next?
In preseason when Barry Taggart says “right lads, too the side line” 3 sets of pure vomit

15 Which team do you see as your biggest rivals in this year’s senior club championship and the team most likely to be favourites for the title?



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