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Sigersons Star Ruairi Gormley Takes Loughtec Q And A

Tuesday 07.07.2020
Team Talk Mag

1.Earliest GAA memory. Late starter, u12 blitz playing in the C team for Strabane.

2. How much time do you give over to GAA each week? Can you give us a breakdown of an average week? Three collective sessions a week 90 mins each, always try get at least 3 gym sessions in on top of this.

 3. The best GAA venue you have been to?
Croke Park. Hopefully I will be lucky enough to play on it some day.
4. School participation and/or success. Captaining 5th year team to win The Markey Cup, probably the highlight of school football.
5. Club/ County role models that you looked up to as a youth.
Club Danny McBride gives 100% every time he steps out on to the pitch, taught me a lot throughout the last few years in particular. County, always loved watching Sean Cavanagh growing up and the way he played the game.
6. Other sports that you played or had an interest in.
Always fancied myself as a decent soccer player, not sure if many would agree right enough lol.
7. Most difficult opponent you have faced in club football and why? Conor Meyler, never came up against someone as fit and skilful.
8. Best player you have ever seen play Gaelic football, Cathal Mc Shane 2019 season.
9. Are you happy enough to see the restart of club and county activities? Was a long few months with no football buzzin to be back at it, can’t wait for the run of games.
10. The best GAA match that you ever saw.
Dublin v Mayo 2016 all Ireland final.
11. Are you a fan of academies/development squads? Why?
Big fan of development squads. They allow lads the chance to not only progress massively as a player but get to know so many more footballers from around the county. On a personal level became best friends with lads the other end of Tyrone and only for development squads would never have met.

 12. Your own involvement around the club.
Later down the line I hope to return the favour and coach underage teams, look forward to it.

13. How important is the GAA in your community?

GAA is huge in our community. Recently  we did a solo run to raise funds for two worthy causes, Knockavoe School and the Koram Centre.

14. Favourite county jersey (not Tyrone) love the Kildare all white kit, nice in a summers day.

15. What are your main strengths as a footballer? Fitness levels, Fielding and being confident on the ball.



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