McConville Oisin

27 October 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