This week, we chat to Eileen Murphy, Westmeath as part of our Liberty Insurance Camogie Championship Question Time. The Galway born, Westmeath camogie player has top advice for young players and tells of her highs and lows in the county jersey. This weekend, Westmeath take on Armagh in round two of the Liberty Insurance Premier Junior Championship.
Q. Where is your hometown?
Q.How long have you played Camogie?
A. 22 years
Q. What is your favorite part of playing Camogie?
A. The people that you meet
Q. What position do you play?
A. Corner Back or Wing Back
Q. What is your favorite position to play?
A. Wing Back
Q. What pitch is your favorite to play on?
A Oliver Plunketts, Mullingar
Q. What was your biggest achievement?
A. Winning the Junior All-Ireland last year
Q. What match are you always looking forward to?
A. Anyone with a rivalry involved
Q. What was your lowest point playing Camogie?
A. I broke my hand playing in the semi-final a few years ago and I couldn’t play in the Junior Final which my team went on to win it.
Q. What is your ultimate goal in Camogie?
A. To try and win every game
Q. Who is your favourite Sports man?
A. D.J. Carey
A. He was such an inspiration for Kilkenny hurling at the time
Q. Who is your favourite Sports woman?
A. Katie Taylor
Q. What part of the year is the most exciting for you?
A. I love the winter time when you’re starting back training in the rain and muck
Q. What is your favorite holiday?
A. A ski holiday
Q. Favorite Holiday Spot?
A. West Clare
Q. Advice for young Camogie players?
A. Practice any time you get a chance, even if it is hitting the ball against the wall, always listen to your coaches
Q. Favorite Movie?
A. The Bodyguard
Q. Favorite Music?
A. Anything that is in the charts really
Q. Sport event you most want to see?
A. Hurling All-Ireland
Q. Do you have any superstitions?
A. No, I don’t