The Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues are ramping up, and we are now approaching Round 4. Kilkenny are currently sitting comfortably at the top of the Group 2 table, after securing their third win of the league last Sunday. The Cats have been working hard both on and off the pitch, and it shows.
The commitment levels from the players is evident, and their love of the game even more so. As we can now see the semi-finals on the horizon, Littlewoods Ireland decided to ask Kilkenny’s Michelle Teehan about her love of camogie, the sacrifices she’s made for her sport and what inspires her to continue playing.
Who or what inspires you in your sport?
“My family and everyone around me; my team mates. What really inspires me as a player is when you get a taste of success, and that keeps you going and inspires you to continue in your sport and your career.”
In what ways do you think new sponsors have added to the development of the game?
“They have added majorly to the development of the game. There are actually advertisements for matches and people have started to come to the games. You can see the difference in the size of the crowd. They’ve also made the public more aware of what’s going on in the camogie community.”
What challenges have you faced with your sport?
“I suppose making it onto teams. I’ve been a lucky one, I haven’t had any massive injuries, but making it on to the team and trying to make time for training and travelling can be tough, but we all do it.”
What sacrifices do you think you’ve made for camogie?
“I definitely sacrificed some study time during my Leaving Cert! Mainly though it’s just the little things, like nights out with friends and, but it’s all worth it in the end when you actually do succeed with your team mates.”
Can you describe your style of play in three words, either on or off the pitch?
“I would say ambitious, determined and hardworking.”
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