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The Big Interview: Mark Gottsche

Galway man Mark Gottsche joined the club in 2011, he has won 2 championships and played in a Connaught final for London v Mayo. He is currently the secretary of London county board.

What’s on your iPod?
Don’t own one, generally just listen to radio in the car.
 
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Nothing.

What are your hobbies and interests outside the GAA?
Rugby, Soccer, Traveling, Reading, 

What’s your favourite TV programme?
The Big Bang Theory.
 
Who’s your sporting idol?
Jurgen Klinsmann.

Do you have any unusual pre-match routines or superstitions?
None.

What’s your earliest GAA memory?
First training session in the pouring rain for my home club Oranmore Maree.

What’s your favourite venue?
Pearse Stadium Galway.
 
If forced to play for another county, who would you choose?
Kerry.

What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Practice left and right every time you train.
 
If you could choose one footballer from another team to play with TCG who would it be?
Lorcan Mulvey – Fulham Irish.

Who is the most difficult opponent you have ever encountered?
None.

Who is your all-time favourite GAA player/childhood hero?
Michael Donnellan.

Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
Parents – Jurgen & Margaret.
 
What does this Club mean to you?
Home away from Home, great club ethos, and great GAA spirit.

Who is the best player on the tcg team?
Joe Feeney.

Who is the most committed Club person at TCG
Brendan McAtarnsey.

Who is your most confident team-mate?
Barry Mitchell.

Who is the worst dressed in the panel?
Brian Ross.

Who is the worst trainer in the TCG panel?
Myself.
 
Who is the biggest joker?
Philip Butler.

If TCG were to start a boy band and who would be in it?
Marty McCoy, Gary Magee, Brian Ross, Benny Reilly.

Definitely not in it?
Declan Traynor, Luke Kavanagh.

Which player on the TCG team always seems to be on the injured list? 
Barry Mitchell.

Who fancies themselves as the best looking on the team?
Benny Reilly. 

If you could make up an award for any player on team, what would it be? and who would get it?
“Assist King” – Brian Duddy.




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