Behind the dressing-room door

‘Two minutes’ with Keith McTigue

WITH the club football season now getting down to business, and Ballinrobe preparing to take on Breaffy in the senior championship on Sunday, we thought we’d take a look at the lighter side of life in the ‘home’ dressing-room.
In the coming weeks we’ll be talking to some of the people and players that make up Ballinrobe GAA club to find out what makes them tick.
First up is the one, and only, Keith McTigue — the scurge of corner-backs everywhere, from Ballycroy to Ballaghaderreen.
Unfortunately, injury will keep Keith out of Sunday’s game against Breaffy but that hasn’t stopped him from giving us an insight into how his mind works.

Name: Keith Mc Tigue
Age: 30
Occupation: Bank official
Last film I saw: Hangover 2.
Last book I read: The Club. I’m currently reading Adrian Flannery’s ‘101 ways to kill a man’.
Favourite song at the moment: The Final Countdown.
When I’m not playing football I’m: Listening to Norman.
If I could invite three people to dinner I’d invite: Georgia Salpa, Kelly Brook and  Cheryl Cole.
Why those three? To pick the team of the decade.
The funniest guy in the Ballinrobe dressing-room is: Seany Burke.
The hardest guy in the Ballinrobe dressing-room is: Adrian ‘The Dog’ Flannery.
Who is the most famous person in your phone contacts? Philip Hobbs, one of the most successful horse trainers in England.
What’s the most expensive thing you own (excluding house or car)? My wife.
The best thing about playing for Ballinrobe is: Training all year to get a cameo two minutes in games.
The best Gaelic footballer I have ever seen play is: The Gooch.
Who is the toughest opponent you have ever faced? Alan Mayberry from Louisburgh. He is retired now I think. I think that was my fault.
My favourite pub in Ballinrobe is: Inch’s.
What are you most afraid of? Not getting my cameo two minutes at the end of games.
The biggest influence on my GAA career was: Peter Ford.
My favourite saying is: ‘Who am I going on for Norman?’
What was the last meal you ate? Steak and spuds. The signs are on me.
My ideal desert island date would be: My wife Loretta.
Tell me something very few people know about you? I’m afraid of dogs, including the human ones.
Describe yourself in three words: Cameo two minutes.

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