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Seamus Coleman Wouldn't Mind Playing Centre-Back For Donegal

Seamus Coleman Wouldn't Mind Playing Centre-Back For Donegal
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If he was to be in Breffni Park on Saturday afternoon taking instruction from Declan Bonner rather than being in camp with Ireland, Seamus Coleman wouldn't mind the Donegal manager handing him the number six jersey.

"Number six, centre half-back was my bread and butter," the Ireland captain told Sky Sports GAA show 'Inside the Game' when asked about his favoured position on the Gaelic football pitch.

"I really, really enjoyed it. I loved the defending side of being a centre half-back, and getting forward when I can. I'd always be disappointed if I didn't chip in with a couple of points at least.

"There's a few boys on the Donegal team who can't remember me playing Gaelic, so they might think I'd no chance!"

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Coleman hails from Killybegs. It is his home town's 1992 All-Ireland winning heroes - and Barry McGowan, in particular - who remain his favourite Donegal players.

"I suppose you always have to stay local. Thankfully, my time growing up, we had the Killybegs boys who won the All-Ireland [in 1992]," said Coleman.

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"Manus Boyle, Barry McGowan was brilliant as well, John 'Razda' [Cunningham] - all the Killybegs boys were fantastic. But I suppose Barry McGowan was a classy player. Being a defender, he would have been one I would have looked up to growing up."

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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