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Killyclogher’s Emmett McFadden Takes The Murphys Gloves Q + A

Thursday 02.07.2020
Team Talk Mag


This week its the turn of Killyclogher’s Emmett McFadden to do the Murphys Gloves sponsored senior club player Q and A.


1. Earliest GAA memory.

That would probably be the 2002 county final, Killyclogher were beaten and had a goal disallowed for a controversial square ball.

2. Who has been the biggest influences on your career?

There would be a few here I’d say, but the main ones would definitely be my wife Amy and my children, Grace and Conleth.

3. The best GAA venue you have played at

Its hard to go past my home pitch here to be honest but if I had to pick another, it would be the Athletic Grounds in Armagh

4. School participation and/or success

I Played every year at school but to be honest, we wouldn’t have been the best of sides so there wasn’t much success.

5. Club/ County role models that you looked up to as a youth

I would probably say Ciaran Carlin, Brian Meenan and Peter Canavan.



6. Other sports that you played or had an interest in.

I enjoy a round of golf where possible and I also play soccer when football is over for Mountfield FC.

7. Most difficult opponent you have faced in club football and why?

I would have to say Conor Mc Kenna. Marty Swift and myself where both marking him and he scored 3-8 in one game when he was 18. He was different class to be honest.

8. Best player you have ever seen play Gaelic football

Peter Canavan

9. If you could replay one game in your career which one would it be and why?

I would probably say the 2015 county final, we were nowhere near our best that day, and Trillick rightly nipped us.

10. The best GAA match that you ever saw.

Any of the Dublin v Mayo games really- they are always a great attacking, high scoring game.

11.What was the most memorable match that you ever played in?

There are 2 really. It would be the both games in the 2016 County final. A man down and a point down, everyone thought we would crumble like the previous year, but Nathy scored a late equalizer which got us the replay and we made sure we put things right there.

12. Your own involvement around the club.

My main involvement at the minute is still playing, but if there is any sponsorships or fund raisers I would make a good effort here to help raise as much as possible.

13. How much are you looking forward to football returning?

I can’t wait for the games to start, nothing can beat having a game every week with no breaks. I think it could be better as no teams have any excuses now, everyone is full strength from the start which is crucial in such a short season to help build some momentum.

14. Favourite county jersey (not Tyrone)


15. Are you a fan of penalties to decide the outcome of championship games?

No I’m not, but you’ll never keep everyone happy so I just accept it and hope I will never have to take one!


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