NAME: Claire Egan
HOBBIES: Reading, running, going to the theatre & cinema,
PRIMARY SCHOOL: Holy Family National School, Killeen, Co Mayo
SECONDARYSCHOOL: Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh, Co Mayo
COLLEGE AND COURSE STUDIED: NUI, Galway (BA, Eng & History) MA (English)
WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL JOB: One where I can travel alot
TOUGHEST OPPONENT: There have been lots but probably Natasha Beegan when she used to play for Roscommon.
WHEN DID YOU START PLAYING GAELIC FOOTBALL: Aged 6 in the back garden with my three brothers
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON OR OFF THE FOOTBALL FIELD: There have been a few- the off field ones are not for printing! As for on field moments, not many come to mind, but I’m sure others would disagree- missing from fifteen yards out in the 2004 All Ireland semi-final versus Galway was not a good one and that ranks up there as one of the worst. I still get teased about it!
FAVOURITE LADIES GAELIC PLAYERS: Niamh Kindlon (Monaghan), Cora Staunton (Mayo)
THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: All of the All Ireland finals with Mayo, but particularly the 02 final and all club titles with Carnacon, particularly the 07 final.
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing All Ireland Semi-final replay to Galway in ’04 and losing All Ireland Final in ‘07
FAVOURITE SPORTING MOMENT: There have been lots but the most recent is All Ireland Club semi-final v Donaghamoyne
LAST BOOK YOU READ: The Island, Victoria Hislop
LAST SONG YOU DOWNLOADED: Snow Patrol Called Out in the Dark
FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING: A pair of navy skinny jeams from River Island
BEYONCE OR LADY GAGA: Lady GAGA
IRISH INDEPENDENT OR THE SUN: Irish Independent
FAVOURITE DINNER: Christmas Day dinner
FACEBOOK OR TWITTER: Facebook
IF YOU HAD TO BE AN ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE AND WHY: A dolphin, because I could swim around all day in lovely warm water and go and visit lots of places.
PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Hilary Clinton
IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD IT BE AND WHY: San Francisco because it is always warm and the lifestyle would be lovely and relaxed
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG PLAYERS?
Practice the skills, learn from players that you play with and against and always be determined.