This weeks Sportstalk GAA Star Secrets – Tipperary All Ireland winner Noel McGrath


What is your Favourite…………….


TV Programme – Home and Away

Box set – Prison Break

GAA Pitch – Croke Park

Position on hurling pitch – Midfield

County jersey (not your own) – Mayo

Song to listen to before a game – Not a big music man

Holiday destination – New York

Other sport – Golf

Hurling cliché – ‘The best team lost’ (best team on the day always wins) 

Quote – Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard 

Woman on TV- Kirsty Gallagher 

GAA analyst – Pat Spillane

Other sporting event attended- Rugby World Cup Semi Final in 2015 

What’s app group you are in- ‘The Heavies’ 

Radio show you listen to- None on a regular basis

Podcast- Never listen to them 

Sports web site – 


Reveal all………


What do you eat on match day?

Porridge in morning. Then scrambled egg and toast and depending on time of match maybe pasta and chicken or just a snack!

Advice to young players

 Have your Hurley and ball with you at all times possible to practice at home or with friends

Best individual display you ever saw from a team mate (club & county)

Seamus Callanan 2016 All Ireland / Evan Sweeney 2007 County Final

What’s your idea of a romantic date with the other half?

A Saturday night in Loughmore and then into Thurles!!!! I doubt Aisling’s idea is the same!

If you could change one rule in hurling, what would you change?

That the GAA define what a tackle is in both hurling and football without taking out the physicality. At present other than shoulder to shoulder there’s no definitive tackle.

Most annoying person, you follow on snap chat & twitter

Both Liam and Tomas McGrath! They know why!

Best person you follow on snap chat & twitter

Henry ‘Geezer’ Maher on snap chat!!

Apart from current county manager, who is the best manager you ever had?

 Liam Sheedy

Best club player that has never played inter county?

Tom King

Team mate mostly likely to have his own TV show?

Brendan Maher

3 celebrities’ you would like to have dinner with

Jennifer Anniston Cristiano Ronaldo and Brian o Driscoll

Best advice you ever got?

Practice as much as possible

Funniest thing you have watched on you tube?

Michael Webster singing after county final in 07 in the early hours!

If you could be one person for a day who would you be?

Rory McIlroy

Biggest moaner on county panel & club panel?

Bubbles with Tipp!! Cian Hennessy with Loughmore-Castleiney

3 team mates you would bring with you to a desert island?

Pauric Maher, Bonnar and Mikey Breen. We’d surely get out of there!!

3 team mates you wouldn’t bring to a desert island?

Barrett, John and Stephen o Brien! They’d just sleep!!



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