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Hurling and Camogie players let us in on their guilty pleasure meal choices!

These players tell us what cheat meals they treat themselves to!

Hurling and Camogie players have to keep their fitness and nutrition on point while training to come up against some of their toughest opponents.

Keeping the diet clean, packed full of protein, good fats and carbohydrates is key to players’ performance on the pitch. Fuelling their bodies for the Leagues matches, and in preparation for the Championship season is of high importance. However, we all have our vices…

We spoke to a number of hurlers and camogie players, and they let us know what their ultimate cheat meal is, when the time comes that they can allow themselves a little leeway in the food department.

Austin Gleeson

“My ultimate guilty food pleasure is cookies with a cup of tea, once the packet is open, it’s hard to stop.”

Shane Dowling

“Spare ribs and chips from the Shamrock Chinese! Oh no, actually, two battered sausages and fish and chips from Freda’s!”

Orla O’Dwyer

Home baked buns– for sure!”

Orla O'Dwyer pictured today at the launch of the 2018 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheirdan

Conor Whelan

“Papa John’s Pizza I suppose!”

Jackie Tyrrell

Jackie is more of a savoury fan when it comes to his cheat meal.

“A white chicken fillet roll with cheese!”

Michelle Teehan

Butter cream icing. I once made a batch for myself, and just ate all the icing- no cake!”

Michelle Teehan

Pádraic Maher

“I’d have to say Apache pizza.

Padraic Maher tells us about his pre-match rituals. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Sarah O’Connor

“Cheese taco bacon!”

Wexford player Sarah O'Connor. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheirdan

Peter Duggan

“A steak sandwich. I would go home to my mother and get her to make me it! It’s a cheat meal because I layer it with everything!”

Diarmuid O’Keeffe


Jason Forde


Sarah O’Donovan

“A whole garlic bread baguette and a bottle of coke as a snack….”

Dublin camogie star Sarah O'Donovan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Aaron Gillane

“I would say a chicken wrap meal with a can of coke from Casey’s in Patrickswell.”

Shelly Farrell

Hillbillies chicken! Just the skin even alone. It’s unreal, the gravy!

We hope this gives you some inspiration for your next cheat meal choice!

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Ellen McConville

Typically found on the sidelines or in Croke Park, Ellen is the Sports Content Editor for Littlewoods Ireland and your go-to gal for all things GAA. A big lover of all things Christy Moore, fashion and some wine and cheese as well.

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