AHEAD of the Reddy’s of Carlow Adult Championship finals, meet the captains of the two teams in the Senior final, Myshall and Naomh Bríd, and also the captains from junior finalists Burren Rangers and Mhuinebeag. Full previews of both games can be read here.
Name: Ciara Quirke
Occupation: Chef & Owner of Quirky
Favourite Camogie Player: Sarah Dervan
Sporting Achievements: 11 Senior Club Championship, All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship, All-Ireland Premier junior, 2 All-Ireland Junior Club championship, Soaring Star, Ashbourne Cup, Player of the year 2020, 2016
Past Times: Cooking, Baking, Reading, Hiking
Biggest Influence on Sporting Career: My Mam and Dad, Nuala and Tom Quirke
Name: Lisa (Abbey) McAssey
Club: Naomh Bríd
Occupation: Palliative care clinical nurse specialist
Favouite Camogie Player: Terese Maher
Sporting Achievements: All Ireland Junior A, League All Ireland 2015, Leinster junior winners 2015, Captioning my county 2017
Biggest Influence: My mam, Mary Abbey
Name: Roisin Meaney
Club : Muinebheag Camogie Club
Occupation: Student Nurse
Favourite Camogie Player: Linda Bolger
Sporting Achievements: Minor Div 1 winners 2017 & 2018. Junior championship winners 2016.
Pastimes: Reading and Music
Biggest Influence on Sporting Career: My Dad.
Name: Áine Kennedy
Club: Burren Rangers
Occupation: Student Nurse in Intellectual Disability
Favourite Camogie Player: Michelle Eustace
Sporting Achievements: Being apart of the first camogie team in our parish in many years. Tullow Community School spots girl of the year 2018. All Ireland Camogie Championship Winners 2012. Camogie player of the year 2013. Inter-county Football championship winners- 2015.
Pastimes: Playing football and camogie, listening to podcasts and music, socialising with friends and family
Biggest Influence in sporting Career: At a very young age, playing alongside Grace Fanning, Hilary Griffin and I suppose Fiona Kennedy, to name just a few with Ballon Ladies Football.