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Brian Murphy’s Quickfire


 Quickfire Questions
Name: Brian Murphy
Club: Ballintubber
Age: 24
Occupation: E-commerce Merchant Success at Shopify.

If money was no object, what would you do all day?
Travel to as many different countries as I could.

Tell us something about yourself we don’t know?
I was born in the US and lived there for eight years.

What’s the most unusual thing you’ve eaten?
Dog food.

What makes you angry?
When you open the press to eat your favourite cereal, but someone had put it back in empty.

First sporting hero?
It has always been Bastian Schweinsteiger for me.

Ideal date?
Sunset dinner, with Emily Ratajkowski in Santorini. Sounds an ideal date to me.

Name three things that are always in your fridge?
Chicken, yogurt, and pasta. I always cook too much of it.

Your last meal before training and first food afterwards?
Could be anything beforehand. Usually a protein shake after.

One team-mate you’d have in your corner in tag-team MMA?
Danny Geraghty. There’s no escaping if he gets you in a hold.

Who is the best and worst dresser in your squad?
The ‘best’ is Alan Plunkett with his teacher’s outfits. Worst is Gary Loftus. You’ll rarely see him out of his work gear or football jerseys.

Who is the prankster in the squad?
Myles Kelly and Padraig O’Connor. The two biggest messers.

Any football superstitions?

What makes you nervous?
The last five minutes of a Mayo All-Ireland Final.

What’s the best show on TV?
Game of Thrones, but that could change when I eventually get to Peaky Blinders.

Last time you cried?
When I bit my tongue way too hard. It was unbearable for the minute or so after.

Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?
Clinton Morrison.

Who would you like to be stranded on a desert island with?

Who is the most under-rated player in Mayo?
Conor Finnerty from our club, and possibly Padraig O’Hora from Ballina.

What do you miss most about being a kid?
Being able to get away with anything, and playing outside until it got dark.

What’s your most prized possession?
With over 1,000 pictures saved on it at this stage, it would have to be my phone.

Best advice you ever got?
You don’t lose. You either win or you learn.

Mayo footballer who was your childhood hero?
Ciaran McDonald.

Best thing about being a club footballer?
The hype come championship time.

Worst thing about being a club footballer?
Saturday nights in when games are on early Sunday morning.

Describe yourself in three words?
Easy-going guy.

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