WIT Sport Scholarship Athlete Profile - Joanne Dillon

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Wexford senior camogie and WIT Vikings member Joanne Dillon takes part in an interview ahead of the UPMC Ashbourne Cup finals this weekend

Joanne Dillion is in her fourth and final year in Business and has been an integral part of the WIT GAA club the past three to four years. Joanne is a member of the WIT Vikings and Wexford senior camogie squads and has played a pivotal role for WIT in the past securing a league title last year against a strong UL side.

WIT Vikings Scholarship student

Name: Joanne Dillon
Sport: Camogie
Club: Rathgarogue Cushinstown
County: Wexford
Course: Bachelor of Business (Hons) Accounting Stream

 

Highest Achievements to date?
Winning 2 All Ireland schools camogie finals in my time in St. Marys New Ross Secondary school.

Wexford Leinster senior title

 

What is your personal aim this year?
Build on my strength and become fitter then I have been previous seasons in order to improve my performances on the field.

 

Who was your sporting idol growing up?
Kate Kelly (Wexford) always was one to keep calm and settle the ship when things got rocky on the field.

 

How do you prepare for each match?
I generally keep the same routine, eat and hydrate well over the week leading up to game, stretch and foam roll through the week also and pack my gear bag the night before in order to avoid rushing and panicking the morning of the game.

 

What advice would you give to players wanting to improve?
Practise good habits all the time. You’re better off hitting the ball against a wall for 5 snappy and sharp minutes than 10 sloppy minutes.

 

What do you do to relax/unwind?
Catch up on TV programmes

 

How do you balance work/college/training?
Can be hard at times to work training around study but it’s all down to time management and organising myself for the week ahead so I know what I have and when. It’s not something I worry about to much as I see the training is a good break away for the college work.

 

What was the best advise you were ever given?
In a match situation just do the simple things right first then the rest will fall into place.

 

Do you get nervous before matches and if so how do you deal with it?
Yes, personally if I didn’t get nervous I’d be more worried. I like to listen to music on the way to games I feel it helps me focus on my job. The nerves tend to leave once I get out and start to do the warm up.

Related Courses

Bachelor of Business (Honours) in  Business (Accounting)

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