Player Profile: Kerry-Anne Murtagh

Name? Kerry-Anne Murtagh,

When did you first start playing hockey? When I was in third class, so 2006.

How long have you been with Newbridge HC? 9 years.

Position? I usually play in defence or mid-field.

You’re doing your leaving cert this year, is it important to still fit in hockey? Definitely! I think it's important to exercise and interact with people outside of the school environment. Since there's no sports facilities in my school, I put all my free time into playing hockey. Without hockey I would not be able to focus on my studies.

Favourite Sports Person? Ellen Hoog or Sonia O'Sullivan.

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Biggest influence on your sporting life so far? Probably my grandad! He's always encouraging me to play hockey! He usually comes to all my matches and occasionally points out areas which I could possibly improve on!

Best advice someone has ever given you? The hard work puts you where the good luck can find you!

Favourite music? Without a doubt, the ginger genius - Ed Sheeran!

Favourite movie? Dreamer.

You were promoted to the 1sts this year Kerry Ann, well done , but still give the 2nds a dig out so you can answer the below with a mixture of the teams if you like!!

Who’s the tough nut of the team? Definitely Coxy! Injured or not, she'll continue to play on!

Who’s the quickest? Megan! One second she's there, the next she's off down the other side of the pitch!

Who’s the joker of the team? Probably Có! She's as mad as a hatter!! Always manages to put a smile on your face!

Who’s the worst time keeper on the team? I think we're all good at being there on time!

Any advice for someone looking to give hockey a go? It's a great way to clear your mind and keep fit! There's a fantastic atmosphere which is both competitive and friendly! Give it a go and if it's not for you, then at least you gave it a try!

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