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Our Quickfire Questions with Fionán Duffy


Quickfire Questions

Name: Fionán Duffy     
Club: Crossmolina Deel Rovers
Age: 21
Nickname: Turts
Occupation: Stainless Steel Fabricator

Pre-match meal?

I like scrambled eggs, but it’s whatever Mum makes.

Favourite player growing up?
Loved The Gooch, but watching Ciarán Mc[Donald] training when I was a kid, there’s nobody like him.

Best away day room-mate?
Roomed with some good lads, but myself and Val Roughneen usually had the same interests.

Who would headline your houseparty?
John Ginty [from Ballaghaderreen. Mayo Under-20 selector].

First song they would play?
‘Born in the USA’.

You win the Lotto, first thing you would buy?
A private jet.

Favourite TV show?
The US Office. Because it’s what work should be like.

Earliest GAA memory growing up?
Playing football in the corridor of the Glen Royal Hotel with 10 or 12 lads the night before Crossmolina won the club All-Ireland title in 2001. The hotel manager pulled the plug when it was ‘next goal wins’. Criminal.

Who is the joker in the dressing room?
Budgie McNulty is too old to be carrying on with the craic he does be at.

Favourite holiday destination?
New York is the best city in the world.

Most memorable sporting moment?
Beating The Rossies in the 2016 Under-21 Connacht Final was a very special and emotional day.

Who is the best player you have played alongside?
Has to be Ciarán Mc[Donald]. He would spot a fly pissing on Nephin and leave it on his chest.

Who is the best player you have played against?
Nobody ever got anything handy off [Seamus] Cunniffe or [Eoin] O’Donoghue, but Jason Murphy was born out in front.

Best thing about being a Mayo club footballer?
Games are always great craic.

Worst thing about being a Mayo club footballer?
Long journeys to away games having to listen to Keith Hopkins.

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?
I sat on Trevor Mortimer’s knees on stage at the 2004 All-Ireland homecoming. Dad was playing the music.

Name three things that are always in your fridge?
Milk, Heineys [Heineken] and coleslaw.

Best advice you ever got?
Enjoy it.


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