Player Profile of the Week - Club Captain Emma O'Connell
Name? Emma O’Connell
How long have you played hockey? 18 years Position on the 1sts team? Wherever but mainly central mid or sweeper Favourite Sports Person? Past - Ryan Giggs Present - Peter O'Mahony/Jamie Heaslip
Biggest influence on your sporting life so far? Eimear Creegan (I played with her in UL and she was inspirational on and off the pitch) Best advice someone has ever given you? A smile costs nothing but gives a lot
Favourite music? Soul - love a bit of Aretha or Ottis! Favourite movie? Too hard to choose - a few of my faves are Chocolat, Matrix, Lord of Rings, Shawshank Redemption Who’s the tough nut of the team? Toss up between Natalie (I’m just happy we are on the same team, I'd hate to play against her) or Martina (she plays with broken knee caps!) Who’s the quickest? Again toss up between JT, Emma O'Neill and Lou (Pre Op!) Who’s the joker of the team? Nat - she's crackers!
Who’s the worst time keeper on the team? Louise by a country mile however Waters isnt far behind Who’s the manager’s pet? Probably me, I've always been a lick arse!! Any words of wisdom to share? Don’t expect other people to do anything you're not prepared to do yourself. Play hard, win then party hard!
A big thanks to Emma for taking the time to answers a few questions for us this week!!