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Quickfire questions with Martin Peyton



Quickfire Questions

Name: Martin Peyton
Club: Mayo AC  Age: 70
Occupation: Farmer 

Working from home or just at home?

Both. At home and working at home.

Strangest thing you do to pass the time?
I write poetry and children’s short stories.

What’s the best thing about going nowhere?
Realising that most of what you need is close by.

Best thing about social distancing?
You can tell people that you don’t want near you to stay away without causing offence.

Favourite song to wash your hands to?
Spanish Eyes. My youngest daughter says that she never heard anyone else sing that song, but learned the words from listening to me.

Worst thing about social distancing?
Your natural behavior to other people is fundamentally altered.

What’s your guilty pleasure TV show?
Sky Sports Racing (used to be called ‘At The Races’).

Which three celebrity guests would you invite to your Zoom party?
Daley Thompson (we could talk shop), Aidan O’Brien ( I could try and pick his brains about horses) and Celine Byrne (when we got tired talking we could have a song from a fantastic singer).

What’s your most prized possession at the moment?
Really, really tough one this. When all’s said and done however, and keeping to the sporting context, I’m opting for my All-Ireland Over 40’s winners football medal that I have a special grá for, which I won back in 1997 with a terrific bunch of guys.

First thing you’ll do when the lockdown ends?
Get in the car and go for a long drive on the coast roads of Mayo and Sligo and enjoy again the natural scenic beauty of this place that we are privileged to call home.

One old match you’d love to watch back?
The All-Ireland Football semi-final, Mayo versus Meath played on August 20, 1967 – Meath won 3-14 to 1-14. The TV signal from Croke Park was lost that day just for a few moments, but in those few moments Meath scored two goals, which was exactly the winning margin.
I have never seen those two goals, and really I’m not sure that I want too.

What do you miss most about training?
Fortunately I am set up on the farm and therefore I can cover a lot of the training, but no gym work.

Sum up Coronavirus in three words?
This will pass/Mind your health.

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