Gaels Past & Present - Michael Matthews


Michael Matthews

1. First memory of the club -

In the Hut with Joe McNally when I was young.


2. Biggest GAA influence -

My father was the biggest influence on me. We went to a lot of games together.


3. Worst trainer -

Myself. With out doubt i was the worst trainer.


4. Best trainer -

Joe Lennon He was an outstanding trainer. He revolutionised Gaeilic football training.


5. Funniest team mate -

Jim (Stew) Duffy. What a character on and off the field.


6. Favourite pitch -

The present field at the Ramparts.


7. Most memorable win -

My most memorable wins were the back to back Junior and Intermediate championships in 1986/7.


8. Favourite sportsperson -

My favourite sportsperson is Joe Canning. Wonderful player and role model.


9. Your having a dinner party, Three people you'd invite -

The first three people I’d invite to a dinner party would be Micheal O Muircheartaigh, Davy Fitz and Joe Canning.

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