Magee Jonathan

30 October 1998
Dublin’s Jonathan Magee

NAME: Jonathan Magee

DATE OF BIRTH: 30-5-78

HEIGHT: 6’ 1"

WEIGHT: 14st 7lbs

CLUB: Kilmacud Crokes

COUNTY: Dublin

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Captain of the Dublin minors in 1996 when we reached the Leinster Final; winning the All-Ireland Sevens with my club in 1997

INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: NFL against Sligo 1997. I also came on as a sub in the O’Byrne Cup against Wexford in 1996

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Niall Cathlane, in 1996 All-Ireland Sevens, and Dessie Farrell in Dublin Senior FL

FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Croke Park. I played there five times for my school St. Lawrence Kilmacud and in the 1996 Leinster Final

HOBBIES: Swimming, snooker

FAVOURITE POSITION: Midfield and centre back

FAVOURITE PLAYERS: Paul Curran, Dessie Farrell, Peter Canavan

INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Mother and father, also my primary school teacher, Mick Garvy and my first manager playing gaelic football - Peter Donohoe

THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Playing in the 1996 Leinster Minor Final in Croke Park, also playing on the Dublin senior team

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing the 1996 Leinster Final replay

OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: Ian Robertson, Ciaran Whelan

WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: That match officials become more involved in the game i.e. umpires and linesmen, to spot all the off the ball incidents

DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Third man tackling and pulling and dragging

DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: My mother is manager of our ladies Under 14 club team. My brother Darren, who also played for Dublin Under 14 and Under 16. My sister Denise who played for the Dublin ladies Under 14 in 1997

PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Mandy Dingle from Emmedale Farm

FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: ’If you are going to be a bear, be a grizzly’

PET HATES: Washing dishes for my mother, and so called experts in the stand, when they should at you when you make a mistake on the field

FAVOURITE MUSIC: The Verve

FAVOURITE FILM: The Full Monty

IDEAL DATE: My girlfriend Caroline, and a close second Baby Spice of the Spice Girls

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? As a player who always gave 100% for club and county, and played hard but fair

Taken from Hogan Stand magazine
30th October 1998
Vol 8 No 34