Johanna

Johanna Connolly, Int Club Captain 2015

  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Ladies Gaelic Football Achievements:   7's All Ireland Intermediate Club Winners 2013, 2014
    Intercounty Galway- Connacht Champions 2012, 2013,2014,2015
    All Ireland Senior Champions 2004
    Junior All Ireland Champions 2002
    O Connor Cup Champions 2000 -Sligo I.T
    Intermediate Club All Ireland Champions 1999 (Kilkerrin Clonberne)
  • Toughest opponent: Cora Staunton
  • When did you start playing Ladies Gaelic:  In national school in Glenamaddy with the boys team and then in 1995 for Kilkerrin Clonberne ladies club, at the time the nearest club to me before Glenamaddy club was formed
  • Favourite Sporting Moment: Winning the Club All Ireland in 1999 and the All Ireland with Galway in 2004 were both great days
  • Biggest Disappointment: Losing to Cork 2015 All Ireland Quarter Final
  • Favourite Ladies Gaelic Players:  Annette Clarke , Kilkerrin/Clonberne and Galway
  • Most embarrassing moment on or off the football field: When a photographer at a club function thought I was my sisters mother ! (I'm only 9 years older than her!!! )
  • Favourite Food:  Scallops!
  • Favourite Ground:  Croke Park
  • Ladies Gaelic Football Skill:  The overhead catch, fielding a high ball is a great skill to watch
  • Person you would most like to meet:  J K Rowling
  • One rule you would change in our game:  John Quinn, Principal of St Joseph's N.S Glenamaddy who was the first to pick me on a football team!
    manager of Kilkerrin/Clonberne Ladies for many years and in 1999 All Ireland winning year
  • Influences on your career: I would reduce the Sin Bin time to 8 minutes as 10 minutes is a long time in a 60 minute game.