Sport Scholarship athlete Aoife Doyle who plays camogie for club and county talks sport and how she balances sport and studying food science at WIT
Every academic year, WIT provides up to 60 Sports Scholarship Awards distributed between three awarding categories which reflect the sporting level a student is competing at within their sporting discipline: Elite, Sport Scholarship & Emerging Talent. Apply at http://www.wit.ie/vikingsportscholarship
Name: Aoife Doyle
Course: Food Science & Innovation (L8)
Highest Achievements to date?
All Ireland & Munster titles Schools titles senior (A) & junior (C) football.
All Ireland Athletics titles Gold/Silver & Bronze (indoor & outdoor)
Underage All Ireland Titles with Kilkenny U14 & 15 All Ireland medals & u16 Leinster medal
National League All Ireland titles with Kilkenny seniors & 2 Leinster titles.
Player of the match – minor Leinster final camogie / schools’ football.
What is your favourite memory from your sporting career so far?
Playing in the 2019 All Ireland league and championship for Kilkenny.
What is your personal aim this year?
To make my place on the Kilkenny team & hopefully win an All-Ireland.
Who was your sporting idol growing up?
How do you prepare for each event?
Get my diet right. prep gear the night before, be organised & stretch and hot water bottle for my hamstrings!
What advice would you give to Athletes wanting to improve?
Practice the simple things – first touch, speed and catching the ball, practice both sides & don’t give up!
What do you do to relax/unwind?
Listen to music / watch Netflix.
How do you balance work/college/training?
Have a plan at the start of the week & stick to it. prep meals in advance.
What was the best advise you were ever given?
Hard work beats talent & if you miss the first ball, make sure you get the next, don’t be afraid to break eggs!
Do you get nervous before big races/competitions and if so, how do you deal with it?
Yes, good nerves. Listen to Gerry cinnamon