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Quickfire questions with Fiona McHale


POSITIVE VIBES Fiona McHale is excited about Mayo’s prospects of having a good run in the All-Ireland Ladies SFC this summer. Pic: Sportsfile

Tell us something about yourself we don’t know?
I have a few nicknames from my team-mates for being so white!

What’s your favourite TV show?
Irish First Dates, of late.

Name three things that are always in your fridge?
Chicken, pineapple, chocolate moojoo.

Which three guests would you invite to your dinner party?
Maeve Higgins, Will Smith and Neven Maguire.

Who’s your ideal date?
Ruby Rose or Hugh Grant.

What makes you nervous? 
Richie’s training.

Any football superstitions?
None. I’ve lost enough games to make me not superstitious. Helena Lohan makes up for it with all of hers!

Biggest messer in the Mayo dressing-room?
Yvonne Byrne. Always up to some devilment and has the ability to have a whole room laughing and in good form.

What do you miss most about being a kid?
No responsibilities, going for a cycle to your friend’s house and coming home three days later.

What’s your most prized possession?
My car.

Most under-rated player in Mayo ladies football?
Martha Carter and Sarah Tierney.

Last time you cried?
Last night in the cinema at ‘Me Before You’. A real tear jerker.

Best thing about being a Mayo footballer?
Being part of a unique group of people who are all striving for the one goal

Worst thing about being a Mayo footballer?
Only getting to play in MacHale Park once a year. We’re Mayo footballers too.

Best advice you ever got? 
Do the simple things brilliantly.

Three things you’d bring to a desert island?
Food, music and a pal.

Mayo footballer who was your childhood hero?
Noel Connelly.

Describe yourself in three words?
Committed, happy, positive.

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