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John Miskella dishes the dirt on his Ballincollig football teammates

Ballincollig take on Austin Stacks in Sunday’s AIB Munster senior club football semi-final.

Ballincollig players celebrating their recent county final win. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

2010 CORK ALL-IRELAND winner John Miskella lines out with his Ballincollig teammates in the AIB Munster senior club football semi-final on Sunday.

It’s a first step into the provincial arena for the club after they won a historic first Cork senior football title last month and they’ll be up against Kerry champions Austin Stacks in Tralee.

It’s already been a great year for Ballincollig with Miskella playing a starring role. Have a look at an insight into the club’s development here.

Source: AIB Bank/YouTube

There’s a feel-good factor about the Mid-Cork club but we wanted Miskella to dish the dirt and tell us what he really thinks of his teammates.

#TheToughest - AIB GAA Club Championships with John Miskella, Ballincollig GAA Ballincollig's John Miskella.

1. Toughest?

“I’d go for our centre-back Stephen O’Donoghue, he’s the hard man of the team.”

2. Fastest?

“Cian Kiely at wing-back. He was a Cork minor this year and it’s his first year playing senior for the club. He’s a flier.”

3. Slowest?

“That’d probably be me! I’m the old fella slowing them down.”

4. Biggest messer in the dressing-room?

“There’s too many to choose from here. But if I’d to narrow it down, it’d be between Ciaran O’Sullivan and JP Murphy.”

5. Most skilful?

“That’d probably have to be Pa Kelly.”

6. Most intelligent?

“Well Pa Kelly definitely thinks he is! It’s up for debate though.”

Patrick Kelly with Brian Shanahan Ballincollig's Patrick Kelly (left) Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

7. Butt of the jokes in the squad?

“Colin Moore gets the worst doing.”

8. Worst dress sense?

“Sean Kiely our midfielder is fairly bad in that regard.”

9. Worst dancer?

“I’d go for JP Murphy here.”

10. Biggest leader and motivator?

“Liam Jennings would be a main one for us.”

Seamus Hayes with Liam Jennings Ballincollig's Liam Jennings (left) Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

11. Best trainer?

“That’s a tough one, you’d have a lot of contenders…eh, I’d nearly go with Liam Jennings again.”

12. Worst trainer?

“Dave Tobin, no doubt.”

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