Lockdown Digest with Down legend Benny Coulter
Name: Benny Coulter
Your lockdown routine: Run every morning then lie about the house all day and walk most evenings. So boring
Best thing about the lockdown: nothing. Literally nothing
Worst thing about the lockdown: The boredom. For some reason the weekends seem the worst although every day is the same
Favourite training drill: Shooting
Least favourite training drill: 1v1s or 2v2s. Long distance runs hated them
If you didn’t play Gaelic football which sport would you be playing: Soccer
Best sporting memory: Captaining Mayobridge to win championships. Winning All-Ireland with St Marks and Down minors
Worst sporting memory: Losing All-Ireland final in 2010. It still hurts
Best sick-note excuse: I only ever missed 1 or 2 sessions in my life and was because of a hangover. Never make excuses
Favourite film: Grease
Tell us something we don’t know about you: I used to play nets at underage for the years above me. Did nets in a minor semi-final and corner-back then in the final. Work that one out! We won the final after being big underdogs.
Fastest team-mate: Caolan Mooney unbelievable. Paul McComiskey and Mickey Linden also.
Toughest opponent: Ciaran McKeever
Five dinner guests and reasons why you’d invite them:
* Jurgen Klopp: Just to listen to
* Roy Keane: I find him fascinating
* ‘Scrapper’ Fegan: To go get the drink when I need one
* Donald Trump: To find out what goes on in that head of his
* Gary Anderson (Armagh): He likes to talk about Armagh so I would invite him along to listen to a few sportsmen talk proper stuff and not the usual stuff he comes out with.
Favourite GAA player: Con O’Callaghan.
Guilty pleasure (chocolate/ takeaway food or anything else): Friar Tucks And Kaz Chinese. Love most chocolate
Best pitch you played on: St Patrick’s Park Mayobridge and Páirc Esler in Newry
Ideal day off: Don’t like days off
Any match-day superstitions: None
Most annoying team-mate: Marty Barry Mayobridge. He never brought gear with him and always looking stuff of players. The man played seniors for 10 years with no boots.