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Drumquin Ace Cormac Rodgers Takes Loughtec Q And A

Monday 26.04.2021
Team Talk Mag

1: Who or what first got you into the GAA?

My parents sending me to Warrenpoint training at a young age.

2: Who has been the biggest influence on your career?

Again, has to be my parents running my team mates and I around the county throughout all youth levels.

3: Who has been your most difficult opponent and why?

I remember marking Declan Gallagher from Tattyreagh maybe 3 years ago in Drumquin, I didn’t touch leather!

4: Apart from your home club, which club ground in Tyrone do you most enjoy playing on? 

I have to say Newtonstewart, pitch is always in immense shape.

5: Most memorable or inspiring words of advice you have ever heard in a changing room? 

Pat McGoldrick at training before an under 14 league final introducing me to the famous Al Pacino speech. Had it on repeat for 3 days. 

6: Club volunteer of note? 

Seamus McGale a club stalwart and Budgie McGirr for lining out the pitch, a hateful job in my opinion. 

7: How is your club currently ensuring it is playing its part in the community?

At the minute, training for all ages back out on the pitch are taking place again, which is good for everyone.

8: Are there other sports you enjoy playing or have a keen interest in?

Horse Racing would be one that comes to mind for having a small interest in. Play soccer in the GAA off season, great excuse for pints.

9: Which county side, if any, look capable of defeating Dublin in the championship?

None at the minute, them lads still have another gear in them.

10: How would you describe your own involvement in the club?

Currently play for the club’s Senior team, in the future it would be nice to manage a team.

11. What rules, if any, would you like to see implemented or changed in the modern game?

For many reasons, ban all club league games from being played on Sundays, Saturdays only.

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?

Jamie McAleer from Urney. Quality.

13. Any superstitions or routines that you have or use on match days?

No superstitions as such, a routine would be to remind Sean McDonagh to pass the ball🤦

Do you have a favourite training drill or one that you dread hearing the coach say is coming next? 

Despise long distance runs, anything over 100m is too much for me. 

 15.  Last year’s club championships were very competitive, what are your predictions for the championship winners across all three divisions this year?

Senior – Coalisland 

Intermediate – Eglish 

Junior – Drumquin  



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