The WIT Vikings Sport Scholarship Programme is an athlete-led development programme supporting high-performance athletes in a wide range of sports
Roseanna O’Donnell is a second year Public Health and Health Promotion student and is a past student of Scoil Na Tríonóide Naofa, Doon, Co Limerick.
Roseanna is a 2020/21 WIT Vikings Sport Scholarship recipient.
County: Co Tipperary
Club: Donohill Camogie Club
Highest achievements: Captioning my club, when we won the Minor A’ County Championship Camogie title in 2019.
What is your personal aim this year? My personal aim this year is to get in a good pre-season, and get fitter and improve my skill, and just to perform well for my club, college and county.
Who was your idol growing up? Pádraic Maher.
How do you prepare for each event? Just get the gear bag ready the night before, eat well and stay hydrated leading up to the match. Try also to get a few pucks on the morning of the match.
What is your favourite memory from your sporting career so far? Winning the League of Ireland in 2019. It was a great moment with an incredible bunch of players and staff. We knew we had a lot of quality in the side and had a lot of belief to go far.
How do you balance work/college/sport? Can be tough getting the right balance at times, but just been organised and plan ahead so I stay on top of things. Just get the most of trainings and been productive as I can when I do college work.
Do you get nervous before competitions/games and if so how do you deal with it? I wouldn’t get nervous about much, but I would always be before matches, good nerves though. If I wasn’t nervous there would be something wrong, nerves are only natural. To deal with the nerves I just talk to my teammates and listen to music.
What advice would you give to athletes wanting to improve? Set your goals, be determined and stay motivated.
Find out more about the WIT Vikings Sport Scholarship Programme at https://www.wit.ie/vikingsportscholarship.