In a changing media landscape, we sometimes think we know everything about a player. At others, the restrictions imposed by managers mean we actually know little beyond the number on their back.
The thing to remember though is that regardless of whether you are kicking a score in front of 82.000 at Croke Park or sitting on a pitch having had your season or even your career ended in the cruel twists and turns of competition, they are and always will be human.
As part of the inaugural Electric Ireland Minor GAA Star Awards, Electric Ireland linked up with All Star legends and minor ambassadors Oisín McConville and Dónal Óg Cusack as well as current minor players Michael Conroy of Roscommon and Kevin Desmond of Dublin, and their Mammies to show a glimpse of what it was like to be them.
At times funny at others remarkably touching this is an example of what content can be when it looks beyond the obvious and creates something memorable for those involved and for those invited into their lives for a three-minute window.
McConville and Cusack are calling for the public to vote on the Electric Ireland Facebook page for their minor players of the week ahead of the Electric Ireland Minor GAA Star Awards. The Awards, which will take place in Croke Park on the 7th October 2017, will honour the best minor player in each position to complete the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Hurling and Football Teams of the year as well as selecting an overall Player of the Year for Football and Hurling.