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NAME: Julie McGrath
AGE: 22
COLLEGE: Cork Institute of Technology
COURSE: Sustainable Energy Engineering
POSISTION: Centre Back

What are your ambitions for camogie this season?
To have a successful weekend at Ashbourne and hopefully win some silverware. To win an All-Ireland with Tipp, and retain our All Ireland Club title with Cashel.

The Ashbourne weekend will soon be upon us, how do you rate your chances?
We know we’ve a huge challenge ahead being up against the Cup holders WIT, there a very strong side, but we’re used to being underdogs so we’ll be hoping to cause an upset early on.

Do you find it hard to dedicate time to camogie and study?
It can be difficult at times, especially in final year, but at the same time it’s always nice to get a break from the study and get outside.

Who is your toughest opponent?
Probably Aine Lyng with the college, or Briege Corkery with the county.

What player do you most admire?
Una O’Dwyer

You have been involved in many great teams and done so much but what is your proudest achievement?
Winning the 2 All Ireland Club Titles is definitely up there, this year’s one especially.

Funniest moment in Camogie?
Ashbourne 2007 in Galway, enough said.

Person you least like to sit beside in changing room?
Charlotte Kearney when she gets going with the Norrie accent.

If you could change one thing about Camogie what would it be?
To get rid of the rule differences between camogie and hurling, and for better media coverage throughout the year, not just for the All-Ireland final.

Sporting Motto or what advice would you give to young players?
It’s not particularly sporting but Nelson Mandela’s inaugural speech is very good.

If there was a transfer market in college Camogie who would you transfer in and out?
I’d bring Orla Cotter & Mary Ryan in, or any of the WIT forwards really! Wouldn’t transfer out any of our girls though, they’re all too valuable!

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