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All-Ireland player focus 2: Andrew Forde

posted 29 Mar 2012, 11:03 by Edenderry GAA

1. What did it mean to win St Mary's 2nd only Leinster 'A' colleges title?

It meant a lot to me because its my last year in school and throughout my years in St Mary's I didn't win anything. I got to a few finals but lost them unfortunately. 

2. At the start of the year, did you honestly feel that the team could go this far?

At the start of the year I thought we had a good chance to get to the Leinster Final but when we lost the league final against Moate I began to doubt if we would get there. Luckily for us losing that league final was probably the best thing that could of happened to us. We knew if we were to meet Moate again it would be in the Leinster Final and knowing this gave us a drive to get revenge on the league final defeat. We trained harder and harder as the weeks went by and we made it to the Leinster Final. We had prepared ourselfs all year for a St.Marys v Moate Leinster Final but I guess Moate weren't good enough to get to the final!
At the end of the day the best team won!

3. In your opinion, who has been your star performing this year?

In my opinion, our star performing player this year has to be Daniel Grehan. 
I believe he's one of the best footballers to come through St.Mary's.
He has being very strong at midfield for us all year and I hope he continues to play the way he has being all year in the final.

4. Who was your toughest opponent so far in your career?

I would have to say Ru McNamee or Cein McMonagle.

5. Who is the best player you have played with?

Sean Dolye or Daniel Flynn would have to be the best players that I have played with.

6. Who is your laziest team-mate?

Without a shade of a doubt the laziest person on the team has to be Conor McNamee. He's always late for training and puts no effort into training. Don't know why he's Captain. Personally I think Sean 'Mor' Moriarty should be Captain. 

7. What position do you prefer to play?

I like to play Corner Back or Corner Forward.

8. What has been the highlight of your career so far?

The highlight of my career so far is winning the County Final with Edenderry and winning the Leinster Final with St.Mary's 

9. What does it mean to you to play in Croke Park?

It's being a childhood dream to play in Croke Park, its not every day you get to play in Croker and when them days come around you have to make the most of them.

10. What would you like to achieve at club level in your career?

It's my last year at minor level so I would like to get to another county final and win this time. I would also like to win something with the Juniors and hopefully win many more County Final's with the Seniors.