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Quickfire Questions with Brendan Gibbons

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Name: Brendan Gibbons
Age: 30  
From: Islandeady  
Occupation: Primary School Teacher 

Your mood right now in three words? 

Excited, focused and prepared.  
 
Best thing about being your age?
More money in birthday cards.  
 
Best thing about being from your area?
Close-knit community and Marty’s Halfway House  
 
Favourite Mayo player?
Leeroy Keegan – always delivers.
 
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show?
The Simpsons.
 
What’s your most prized possession? 
Sage Coffee Machine (without a doubt).

One old club match you’d love to watch back?
Dad’s Islandeady games to see if he was as accurate as he claims.  

Favourite team-mate?

Darragh Joyce – so I don’t have to butcher any short free-kicks.  
 
Celebrity you’d most like to hang out with?
Sonny Bill Williams – all-round cool guy.  
 
Favourite post-match meal?
Large number 3 in Nicos with garlic sauce.  
 
Favourite song to get ‘up’ for a match?
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon.
 
Last book you read?
Where the Crawdads Sing (time I will never get back).

Thing that makes you nervous?
Seeing the trundle wheel at training.  
 
Favourite sporting team?
The Chiefs, especially the Sonny Bill Williams days.  
 
Best advice you ever got?
‘Early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese’.
 
Last time you cried?
Emotionally and physically wrecked coming home after a week in Ibiza this summer. 
 
Any superstitions?
I don’t believe in superstitions, it’s bad luck.  
 
What winning a county title would mean in three words?
Joy, pride, pints.

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