Annette ClarkeName: Annette Clarke

Teams represented: Galway

Age: 33

Typical weekly training / game schedule: 3 collective sessions with county. 

Favourite Manager and why: PJ Fahy.

Sporting Hero: Brian O’Driscoll

Best thing about being an intercounty player: The challenge of playing at a top level and the professionalism with training. I have made some best friends by playing football with Galway, friends for life.

Highlight of career to date: Captaining Galway to All-Ireland in 2004.

Favourite team mate/player: Nicola and Louise Ward. Twin sisters from my club Kilkerrin / Clonberne. I have watched them play football from National School and I never thought I’d still be playing when they would break into the Galway senior team. They are the best 2 players I have ever seen play ladies football.

Hardest thing about playing at county level: Balancing my training schedule with work.

One rule you would like to change: No rule, just consistent refereeing.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given: Play the game to your best ability and have no regrets.

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