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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