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Ciara Mageean: “Camogie is a huge part of my identity and it’s only recently that I stopped wearing a wee hurl around my neck.”

Ciara Mageean (27), from Portaferry, Co Down, studied physiotherapy at University College Dublin but is now a professional athlete, specialising in the ‘metric mile’. She played camogie for the Down minors before specialising in track, first winning silver (800m) at World Youths in 2009 and silver (1500m) at World Juniors in 2010. She won 1500m bronze at European Seniors in 2016 and repeated that at European Indoors in 2019. Last summer she finished 10th in the 1500m final at the World Championships in a lifetime best of 4:00.15, the second fastest time by an Irish woman after Sonia O’Sullivan’s senior record of 3:58:85.

Galway's Sarah Dervan. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Five Minutes with…Galway captain Sarah Dervan

In this weeks Five Minutes with  we challenged Galway camogie captain Sarah Dervan to our quick fire round of questioning. Galway unfortunately lost out to Kilkenny in Very Camogie League semi final, but the girls put up a great fight to the Cats. We found out a lot about Sarah, and what she likes to…