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A Philly Minute With...Paddy Rooney Jr

Name: Paddy Rooney Jr

Club: Delco Gaels

Position: Corner Forward

Sporting hero: Tiger Woods

Favorite song: Famous by Kanye West

Favorite movie: Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Favorite food: Chicken Nuggies

Favorite drink: Moosehead Lager

What Character in any show or movie are you most like: Squid – Rocket Power

Three people you would invite to a dinner party: David Bowie, Roy Keane, and Stephen Hawkins

Ideal Holiday Destination: anywhere in Scandinavia

Best GAA moment: Help create the Adult Teams of the Delco Gaels

Ambition for 2020 season: To win a USGAA Junior C and D titles

Pre-match rituals: drink as much coffee as possible

Any odd items in your football bag: A bottle opener

Best player you have played with: Charlie Sheehan

Best player you have played against: Gerard Bourke

Best trainer in the squad: Billy Hegarty

Worst trainer in the squad: Aaron Corr

Worst training drill: anything without a ball

Your best performance: 2019 Junior D Quarter-Final when I scored my first hat-trick

One to forget: Too many to count lol

Where do you like to go out and celebrate after a big win: Sona Pub and Kitchen

Who’s the biggest joker in the team: Patrick Hegarty

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room: A tie between Jude and Shea


Who’s the best/worst person to share a room with on away trips: the worst is probably me

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus: the best is Gerard Dillon Jr because he

always has snacks

If there was a transfer market who’d be in and who’d be out of the team: Jason Kelce would be in

and Brendan Feeney would be out to “play county”.

Best piece of advice you were every given: “Take your points, the goals will come.”

What’s the best part about being a member of your club: The best part of being with the Delco Gaels is helping promote Gaelic games in America, for Americans. We are the only club in the US where you can play from U-6, all the way through adulthood. That is something I am extremely proud of. I cannot wait to see what the future brings to this proud and great organization.

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