Senior Player Profile – Claire Phelan

by on the 19th of July 2017

Claire Phelan

Age – 23

Club – Lisdowney

Position – Half Back

Occupation – Primary School Teacher

Honours – U16 All Ireland Medal

2 Minor All Ireland Medals

2 Leinster Senior Championship Medals

2 Senior League Medals

1 Senior Championship All Ireland Medal

What age did you start playing Camogie? At the age of around 3 or 4, I started showing my older brothers how to hurl

How many years are you on County Panel? This is my 6th year on the senior panel, I first joined in 2011

What is your favourite venue to play in and why? Thurles, we have been lucky to play a part in double headers here a few times and the atmosphere is something special

What other camogie player, would you look up to outside of your county? Kate Kelly from Wexford was always someone I looked up to when I was younger, amazing talent and has the ability to score from anywhere

What has been your best sporting moment? So far winning the Senior All Ireland last year would have to be up there and meeting family and friends after. Something I’ll never forget

Who has been your toughest opponent? Couldn’t pick one specific opponent they all bring a different challenge

What are your hobbies? Music, watching a good series on television and my parents are keen on trying my hand at golf but haven’t quite got there yet

Who do you keep yourself motivated? When I see the effort all our coaches and players put in day in day out for the group, it helps motivate me to keep going and give it my best

What is your favourite music? I like a bit of everything but would be a big fan of Coldplay

Have you ever had a serious injury? Some stitches here and there but not anything serious so far

Advice to young players - Practice, practice, practice, get out against the wall as often as you can, try your best and you’ll get to where you want to be

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