EKP junior – senior stories: Stuart Gilmour

August 13th, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Senior Stories, where each week writer Nicky Smith introduces one of our third year or ‘senior’ members of our junior squad.

Now for the final instalment of our critically acclaimed Senior Stories series!

And is there a better way to end it than with the man, the myth, the shape, the chat maestro, the heart of EKP Junior – Stuart ‘Triangle’ Gilmour.

stuart 2 The Essentials

Name: Stuart Gilmour
Nickname: Triangle
Position: Offensive Line and kicker
Experience: Three years
Previous teams: Hamilton Buccaneers
Do you want to play for the seniors Yes
What position do you want to play at senior? 
Offensive Line


stuartStuart was the only one of the seniors who answered confidently as to how his teammates would describe him. The PG version included the phrases ‘legitimate baller’ and ‘king of banter’.

Stuart is indeed the king of banter on the team and has entertained his teammates on many a long bus journey. He considers his teammates to be family and loves the closeness of the team and the spirit that this years Pirates have.

He hopes to play for the senior team but he will always have a special place in his heart for the first victory over the Wildcats in the opening game of the season.

What Junior Head Coach Matthew Davies says

matthew davies“Stuart Gilmour is the spiritual leader of the Juniors. While he’s missed time this year due to various injuries, he’s continued to be a huge part of what we do, as a leader and a motivator of his peers. My hope is that he can stay healthy and injury free in the years that come and be a huge contributor, both on the Offensive Line and off the field, for the Pirates seniors long into the future.

It’ll certainly be a much different team next year without him in it and he will be missed by all of us.”

Quick Fire Questions

Most underrated team mate?
Paul McMahon

Daftest pre-game ritual / superstition
Being sick before every game because of the nerves

If there was a Pirates royal rumble who would win?
Henry Young – Junior
‘Mental’ Paul – Senior

If I could run the league for a day I would?
Make a bigger league rather than separate divisions

One Pre game song you wish you could ban?  
Nelly – Here Comes the Boom

Favourite NFL team is?    
Indianapolis Colts

Last TV show you binge watched?  
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

My guilty pleasure song is?    
Otis Redding – Try a Little Tenderness

The strangest instruction a coach has ever given you?    
To go in at full-back in training…must’ve been the athleticism!

My guilty pleasure song is?

Weirdest/best trash talk you’ve ever heard?
Clack players roasting Gary Hunter for wearing one glove because he ‘couldn’t afford’ the other

Do you have a motto you try to live by?    
Bi***es and Nuggets 😉

Photos courtesy Duncan Gray, Duncolm Photography


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