A Philly Minute With...Lesley Stevenson

March 25, 2020

 

Name: Lesley Stevenson (Whitey)

 

Club: Young Ireland’s

 

Position: In my younger days midfield, but prefer 11 nowadays.

 

Sporting hero: Ciaran McDonald

 

Favorite song: "Chasing Cars"

 

Favorite movie: Braveheart

 

Favorite food: anything the wife cooks (brownie points)

 

Favorite drink: Coke, unfortunately

Ideal Holiday Destination: Hawaii

 

Best GAA moment: Captain of the winning team in 2015, very proud day.

 

Ambition for 2020 season: To prove to managers and players I am not done yet, one big season in the old dog yet.

 

Any odd items in your football bag: Vaseline

 

Best player you have played with: Steven Donnelly - Aghaloo. The man doesn't miss

 

Best player you have played against: Sean Cavanagh

 

Best trainer in the squad: Anthony Daly

 

Worst trainer in the squad: 100% Caelen Butler .. but in his defense, he is off to flyer this year.

 

Worst training drill: the 11+

 

Your best performance: Intermediate North American Final

 

One to forget: Junior final 2018

 

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

 

Who’s the biggest joker in the team: James Lowe

 

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room: Wayne McNally

 

Who’s the best/worst person to share a room with on away trips: have to say the chairman Damien Butler

 

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus: I'm likely the worst because I take two seats.

 

If there was a transfer market who’d be in and who’d be out of the team: Leave this one to the coaches.

 

Best piece of advice you were every given: Keep the head, you're only letting yourself down.

 

What’s the best part about being a member of your club: The family connection we all have. Once a YI, always a YI.

 

 

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