Friday's Child: North West Regional College PR manager Conor McGurgan: An Armagh man at heart

This week’s Friday’s Child is dad, husband, and committed Liverpool fan Conor McGurgan. Conor, who is married to Rosemarie and has one daughter Robyn, is the Marketing and PR manager at North West Regional College. Although he’s lived in Derry for over 20 years now, Conor’s still clinging to his Armagh citizenship, and flatly refuses to give up his Orchard County jersey. Conor and his team are looking forward to hosting NWRC’s virtual graduation ceremony today on the college’s Youtube channel at 12pm.
Friday's Child: Conor McGurganFriday's Child: Conor McGurgan
Friday's Child: Conor McGurgan

How would you describe yourself?

Introverted, a bit of a dreamer, and an Armagh man at heart.

Funniest childhood memory?

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Friday's Child: Conor McGurgan

Family summer holidays – we had great times together in places like Dunfanaghy and Courtown.

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I remember once bursting a heat swelling on my brothers leg with a safety pin thinking I wanted to be a doctor.

That career ambition ended quickly!

What was your first job?

Pulling pints in County Armagh Golf Club.

Favourite book?

‘Omerta’ by Mario Puzo.

Favourite film?

‘True Romance’.

Favourite television programme?

‘Only Fools and Horses’, or ‘The Sopranos’.

Favourite method of relaxation?

Watching sport, especially any team wearing the orange of Armagh or the red of Liverpool.

Favourite holiday destination?

New York.

Who would you most like to meet?


What makes you angry?


What makes you happy?

The first gulp of a pint of Guinness.

What human quality do you most admire?


What human quality do you least admire?


What has been the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?

As much as I’d like to revisit my Wedding speech, I was once dumped on Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry, it was my fault…that’s all I’m prepared to say!

What was the worst thing to happen to you in your life?

Losing my mother, and the passing of my father-in-law three months later. Both taken far too soon.

What is your greatest fear?


What has been the high point of your life to date?

Marrying Rosemarie and the birth of Robyn.

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Hugging my family in the Hogan Stand at 5pm on Sunday 22nd September 2002 is a close second.

How would you like to be remembered?

He definitely took after his mother and father.

What is your most treasured possession?

Rosemarie and Robyn.

If you won the lotto what would you do with it?

Build a house for Robyn, and bid for a corporate box at Croke Park and Anfield. Rosemarie might need another pair of shoes too!

If you could be granted one wish in life, what would you ask for?

Replaying the 1994 McRory Cup final.

If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?

He was fortunate never to have walked alone.

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