McBride Johnny

March 08, 1996
Derry's Johnny McBride NAME: Johnny McBride DATE OF BIRTH: 9-5-1977 HEIGHT: 5' 101/2" WEIGHT: 12st 5lbs CLUB: An Lub COUNTY: Derry NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS: Man of the Match 1993 UMF, Tyrone v Derry; 2 Ulster Club Minor Championships '93 and '95 (captain); All-Ireland Colleges title (captain); Ulster Minor champions 1995 (captain); Under 14, Under 16 League and Championship 1994; Ulster Og Sport 1995 (captain); 2 Derry Minor Championships; 2 League Minor INTER-COUNTY DEBUT: Minor - December 1992. Senior - October 1995 v Kerry NFL TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Joseph Cassidy - Bellaghy FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Clones, Casement Park, Croke Park HOBBIES: Snooker, darts, gym FAVOURITE POSITION: Full back FAVOURITE PLAYER AT PRESENT: Anthony Tohill, Tony Scullion, Larry Tompkins INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: Colm Rocks - at my club; Brian McIvor - at my school and Henry Downey, Patsy Breen - primary school teacher THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Making the Derry senior panel and leading Derry minors out in the All-Ireland Final BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Being hauled down in the closing stages of the All-Ireland Final and watching Damien Gavin lift the Tom Markham Cup OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: From my own club - Paul McFlynn. Also David O'Neill and Sean Lockhart WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: I like it the way it is DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Ticket availability in big games - and the price of admission DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: My brother Alex played on the An Lub minor team who won the Ulster Minor Championship 1993. Two cousins Damien and Adrian Gavin who play for Moneymore PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: I'd like to meet Jonah Lomu in person but not in a tackle FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: 'Alright Mucker' PET HATES: Someone blowing cigarette smoke in my face FAVOURITE MUSIC/FILM: Christy Moore/The Bodyguard IDEAL DATE: My girlfriend Roisin is my ideal date HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?: As a Derry player to have the great honour of lifting the Sam Maguire Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 8th March 1996 Vol 6 No 10


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