A Philly Minute With...Lesley Stevenson


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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