McConville Oisin

October 27, 1995
Armagh's Oisin McConville NAME: Oisin McConville DATE OF BIRTH: 13-10-1975 HEIGHT: 5' 11" WEIGHT: 12st CLUB: Crossmaglen Rangers COUNTY: Armagh NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS: Club - Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Minor League and Championship, 2 Under 21 Championships. School - D'Alton, Corn na nOg, Rannafast Cups and McRory runners-up INTER-COUNTY DEBUT: McKenna Cup Final, Clones September 25th 1994 TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Seamus Clancy (Clare) FAVOURITE GROUNDS: St. Oliver Plunkett Park, Crossmaglen HOBBIES: Keeping fit/working out, snooker/pool FAVOURITE POSITION: Full forward FAVOURITE PLAYER AT PRESENT: Maurice Fitzgerald (Kerry); Damien Horisk (Armagh) INFLUENCES ON YOUR CAREER: My parents THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Dr McKenna Cup Final, September 1994 against Down in Clones. This was one week after Down had captured the Sam Og Maguire, defeating Dublin BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Being left out of the Championship team against Derry in Armagh in June 1995 OTHER PLAYERS WITH A PROMISING FUTURE: John and Tony McEntee (twins), Crossmaglen Rangers WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Improving the standard of referees. The possible introduction of semi-professional status DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: None DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: All my family are deeply involved in the sport, most notably my brother Jim who was a replacement All Star. A wide circle of relatives on both my mother and father's side have strong connections with the game also PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: It would have to be George Best FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: 'Skin him' (personal saying) PET HATES: Team huddles before throw in. Selfish players WHO WOULD BE THE LAST PERSON YOU WOULD GO FOR A PINT WITH/: Gazza, most definitely IDEAL DATE: Mariah Carey HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?: As a tough, hard but fair competitor and as a potential match winner Taken from Hogan Stand magazine 27th October 1995 Vol 5 No 43


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