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Trillick’s Dearbhaile Gallagher Takes Loughtec Q And A

Wednesday 28.04.2021
Team Talk Mag

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

With my older brother Daire being so interested in the GAA, I would say that got me into it. My first memories of football would be practising skills with him in the garden, although the 1v1 was slightly unfair!

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

My family are a big support. My Dad in particular would probably be the biggest influence on my career. He has been taking our club Senior team for the last few years- so there’s not much he misses between training and matches.

Bernie Kelly would also be someone who has had a great influence on my career.

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

Slaine McCarroll in Tyrone or Queens training, as you spend the night running after her!

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

I enjoy getting to play in Loughmacrory -the pitch is always in good condition and they have good facilities.

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

Go and make things happen.

6: Club volunteer of note?

In Trillick we’re lucky to have so many great volunteers, Decky Campbell does a lot of work with various teams within the club.

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

Work is ongoing with development of a new pitch and training hub for the players in the community.

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

For now I only play football, but I would have played a lot of netball and was involved in athletics throughout school. I would still have an interest in most sports.

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

In the ladies I think Armagh, they put in a great performance against them in last year’s championship and weren’t too far away.

For the men I can see Tyrone putting it up to them.

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

Whenever I can I volunteer to referee at underage blitzes (not sure how well I do this), I have also helped out at underage coaching.

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

The sin bin rule in ladies football can be frustrating, it would be good if it was equivalent to the men’s yellow card.

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 would like to see Roisin Devlin from Castlederg playing for us. Her pace, fitness levels and ability on the ball is hard for any team to cope with.

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

I would always sit in the same seat in the changing rooms.

Caoimhe Winters has to do all the driving to away games also.

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

Anything game play related would be the favourite.

Dread hearing ‘Get on the end line’ as it usually doesn’t involve a football.

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

Senior- Carrickmore will be looking to push on from winning last year’s Intermediate double, they have some unreal young players coming up too.

Intermediate- Moy look strong coming up from from junior.

Junior- it’s hard to look past Clonoe with Orlagh Gav up front.



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