James McGrail

James is a man of few words. He has made his way quietly through the ranks in the Harps over the last few years and is a very reliable defender indeed. He has great speed, and rarely gets caught out of position. He fought the first bout in the ‘Brawl in the Hall’ last November and took a unanimous decision as well.

 

NAME: James McGrail                     

 

AGE: 16

 

FAVOURITE POSITION? In the half back line.

 

FAVOURITE HARPS’ PLAYERS AT PRESENT? (YOU ARE ALLOWED THREE)

Ryan Jones, Sticks, Kevin Cassidy.

 

FAVOURITE HARPS GAME AND WHY?

Has to be the 2014 Under 16 Championship Final because we beat the Gaels easy. 

 

FAVOURITE CURRENT FERMANAGH PLAYERS? (YOU ARE ALLOWED TWO)

Eoin Donnelly and Ryan Jones.

 

WHO IS YOUR TOUGHEST OPPONENT AND WHY?

Nathan Jones is a nightmare to mark, he’s always drifting out into some space.

 

FAVOURITE INTER-COUNTY FOOTBALLERS? (TWO ALLOWED)

Karl Lacey, Aidan O’Shea.

 

BEST BIT OF COACHING ADVICE YOU HAVE HEARD OR TRAINING DRILL YOU DO?

Just stay goal side, don’t get turned!

 

WHICH IS HARDER: BOXING OR FOOTY? WHY?

Boxing just comes more naturally to me.

 

WHICH HARPS PLAYER WOULD MAKE A GOOD BOXER LIKE YOU?

After the U16 final, it has to be Adrian Maguire!!
 

WHAT ANNOYS YOU IN THE GAA?

Dodgy Refs!
 

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE SOCCER PLAYER?

No interest in it.
 

FAVOURITE MUSIC?

I like every music under the sun.
 

FAVOURITE FOOD/MEAL?

Anna’s home-made stew or chicken dinner…
 

FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME?

Big Bang Theory.
 

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

America.
 

YOU WIN THE HARPS LOTTO, WHAT WILL YOU BUY YOURSELF?

More Lottos. Have to support the club…

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