In the latest of our five minutes with series, we meet Lavey defender Aidan Toner.

Age: 21.

Occupation: Student

 Position: Can play anywhere, mainly corner back.

 Twitter or Facebook: Twitter.

Snapchat or Instagram: Neither.

Leftie or Rightie: Rightie.

Favourite song: Stormzy, Blinded by your grace.

Favourite film: Coach Carter.

Favourite food: Turkey burgers.

Favourite drink: The strawberry milkshake from the Kitchen, Magherafelt.

Favourite boots: Black ones.

Favourite holiday destination: New York.

If you were throwing a party, name three people you would invite:   Tyson Fury, Kevin Bridges and Conor McCrystal to perform a bit of live music.

Earliest sporting memory: When the Sam Maguire was in my house after Tyrone won the All Ireland back in 2008.

Highlight of career: Winning the U21 football Championship a couple of years ago and then getting to the Ulster final.

Lowest point of career:  Walking back into the club after losing the championship final last year.

Your best performance of your career:  My senior debut against Loup a couple of years ago.  I beat three men and was about to a score a last minute goal to win the match, only for Shane McGill to kick it in as it was about to cross the line and get it ruled out for square ball.

And the worst:  The Bellaghy game this year.  It was the first league game and I just kept making stupid mistakes and couldn’t get into the game.

Best piece of advice someone has ever given you: Don’t shoot.

Biggest influence on your career: It’s got to be Seamus Downey.

Who was your sporting idol growing up? James McClean.

Have you any interesting superstitions? No, I think superstitions are stupid.

How do you relax before a big game? I don’t really need to relax before a big game, I never get nervous.

If you were the GAA President, what would the first thing you would change? Stop showing as many hurling matches on TV and make all the football matches available to watch live either on TV or online.

Should the GAA become professional? Definitely not, but players should be better compensated.

Your favourite training drill: The last one.

And the one that you dread most: Three man weave.

Best and worst trainer in your team: The best is probably Colm Murphy, he brings serious intensity to trainings.  I’ve been mentioned as worst trainer here a few times and it’s hard to argue.

Best and worst dresser in your team: The best dresser is probably Dara McPeake. The worst dresser is a competitive one; I’d say Ryan Farren just about edges it with Liam Murphy a close second.

Who spends the most time in front of the mirror?  No debate about this one, its Niall Toner.

Pic: Mary K Burke

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