"I like to address things on the spot" - Niall Morgan reveals why he sometimes clashes with teammates at training
"That’s just, that’s the way I am."
After Tyrone won the All-Ireland, Niall Morgan was doing an interview and commented on how himself and Cathal McShane would fight a lot at training.
It's not uncommon for their to be heated discussions in a training game, but it's still interesting as to why these two in particular would be the ones who are involved.
Speaking on the GAA Hour, Colm Parkinson puts the question to Morgan bluntly, "What do you and Cathal be fighting about?"
"Well like, we’ve never actually came to blows, but we’re just so competitive like. And like, Cathal would be calling for free-kicks and I’d be telling him to get up and telling him he’s diving and stuff.
"He’d be you know chipping me and I’d be saying, would you do that in a match? Pete (Donnelly) is brilliant in training where he, like, if somebody does something in training that was like really, ridiculously silly, he’ll just blow the whistle and tell them to give them the ball back and tell them to think about what they’re doing and we’ll restart like.
"That’s just, that’s the way I am anyway, I like to address things on the spot and I suppose sometimes me and Cathal just clash over that, and me and Sluddy clash over that, and me and Mattie clash over that, and me and half the team clash over that, but that’s just the nature of it and as I say, everyone shakes hands after training.
"We know it’s for the better, we know that it’s only improving things. So there’s nobody that actually fell out or anything! So this is just incredible, that not only when Tyrone players make inter-county level and play other counties, they like to be really ultra-competitive and a bit of trash-talking.
"Not only club football in Tyrone is ultra-competitive and a bit of trash talking...the A vs B games at county training turns into ultra-competitive trash talking. We had to stop playing A vs Bs because the Bs used to hammer the As and give us serious mouthfuls. So that had to stop.
"So now teams are just mixed and you’ve bibs and non-bibs just to try to keep things on an even keel like because people were ripping jerseys and some nights it got hot and heavy. I always say, you could charge into our in-house games.’
You can listen to the full discussion on the GAA Hour now!