Niall Gilleece


Our man in London, lining out for Tir Conail Gaels despite his advancing years. Better known as ‘Pretty Boy’ (Ruairi Dundas says he takes this as a compliment so here it is), Niall has played a key role in many a good Harps performance. Who can forget his last gasp JFL Final winner against Roslea in 2003? He also has a SFL1 Winners medal from 2002 and a host of Underage titles.

NAME: Niall Gilleece

AGE: 30

FAVOURITE POSITION? Wing half forward

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

Eamon McHugh – Very consistent and powerful player.

Ryan Jones – Some big performances off the pitch too!!

Declan Cassidy – Deserving captain this year.

FAVOURITE HARPS PLAYERS FROM THE PAST (YOU ARE ALLOWED THREE)

Paul Green – All round legend. (Editor's Note: Eh??? What's goin on here?!?)

Gary Smyth – Constant scoring threat

Daniel Ward – Probably the best all-round Harps player I’ve played with.

FAVOURITE HARPS GAME AND WHY?

2001 SFC QF v Newtownbutler – scored 2-1 in probably my best game for the club.

FAVOURITE CURRENT FERMANAGH PLAYERS? (YOU ARE ALLOWED TWO)

Paul Ward – Producing the goods this year

Tommy McElroy – Great engine and very consistent

FAVOURITE FERMANAGH PLAYERS FROM THE PAST? (YOU ARE ALLOWED TWO)

Collie Curran – One player who stands out when I watched Fermanagh when I was younger

Eamon Maguire (St Pats) – Outstanding player

FAVOURITE INTER-COUNTY FOOTBALLERS? (TWO ALLOWED)

Sean Cavanagh – Great engine and all round ability

Declan O’Sullivan – Classy forward

WHAT ANNOYS YOU IN THE GAA?

Introducing new rules – everyone seems to have different opinion on them – best leave the rules the way they were. 

Management of fixture lists by relevant county boards – in London last year I played in reserve championship final in November even though there was only 8 teams in the competition.

PAT SPILLANE OR JOE BROLLY?

Joe Brolly

MARTIN MCHUGH OR JARLATH BURNS?

Jarlath Burns

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE SOCCER PLAYER?

Cristiano Ronaldo

FAVOURITE MUSIC?

David Guetta, Coldplay, Snow Patrol

FAVOURITE FOOD/MEAL?

Chicken Fillets (golden glazed) with a load of broccoli and green pesto

FAVOURITE TV PROGRAMME?

How I Met Your Mother

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

South America – Peru and Bolivia

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

Would bring the harps team on a holiday to Ibiza for a week (after we win championship this year of course)!