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'Joe Maguire rapping Busta Rhymes, unaware the manager was standing behind him': Tyrone's Mattie Donnelly answers our questions

Mattie Donnelly is a key cog in the Tyrone wheel as the Red Hands bid to bounce back from their Ulster Championship exit to Monaghan. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin.

Age: 27

Occupation: Accountant


Q: What’s your club/county manager’s favourite saying?

A. Club - “alright now brothers...”


Q. Who is the best player you’ve played against?

A. Lee Keegan/Conor McManus


Q. Which team-mate has the biggest bag of toiletries?

A. Tiernan McCann


Q. Best trainer?

A. Petey Harte


Q. Worst trainer?

A. Daniel McDonnell


Q. What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen in a changing room?

A. Joe Maguire rapping Busta Rhymes, unaware the manager was standing behind him


Q. Which county, apart from your own, do you like to do well and why?

A. Fermanagh, because I went to school with all of them and have relatives on the team


Q. Joe Brolly or Pat Spillane?

A. Brolly


Q. If you could change one thing about Gaelic football, what would it be?

A. The constant changes


Q. What is the best book you’ve read?

A. Legacy, James Kerr


Q. Last film you saw at the cinema? Hit or miss?

A. The Book Club, don’t do it!


Q. Favourite drink?

A. Depends when ye get me!


Q. Favourite dessert?

A. Ice cream and jelly

Conor Gormley is Mattie Donnelly's GAA hero


Q. In terms of music, what is your guilty pleasure?

A. Nathan Carter or Derek Ryan


Q. Tell us something we don’t know about you….

A. Hmmmm, pass!


Q If you could take three things on to a desert island, what would they be?

A. Phone, WiFi connector, a house with unlimited food in it


Q. Who is your sporting hero?

A. Conor Gormley


Q. Favourite sporting memory?

A. Winning the club championship in 2015

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