The All-Star nominee lets us know exactly what he eats on match day to make sure he is ready for any challenge that comes his way on the pitch! And surprisingly, wine gums and pizza are even included!
“I would be up as early as I could the morning on match day, to get an early start and to get the food in. I always try and get up around the same time. If a match is on at two or three o clock, I would try and get up around half eight or nine. Generally, I would have porridge, toast, and jam.”
Before the Game
“We go for a pre-match meal which is the usual GAA food – chicken and pasta! I always stick with that unless you are playing a match early in the morning.
Directly before we go on, I would have Jaffa Cakes and wine gums for a bit of energy. You would be sipping water the whole way through the morning to stay hydrated. Other than that, you try and not think about anything until you are in the dressing room.
Then at half time, you would have more wine gums along with your sports drink, if you wanted something quick.
Directly after the match
“There are two options: beef, potatoes and vegetables or chicken, potatoes and vegetables!”
“Later on, in the evening would be the ideal time to have a cheat meal. You would spoil yourself with something to take the edge off a bit – probably pizza! Then to bed for some hard-earned rest!”