Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tipperary marches to Tralee

And now we have news of another Rose who will be at the finals in Tralee later in the year - Lynda Kelly, the 2010 Tipperary Rose.

That fine paper the Nationalist, tells us of the many talents of Lynda - "Lynda teaches Management and Organisational Studies at the Garda Training College in Templemore and holds a degree in Psychology and a Master's in Work and Organisational Psychology from NUI Maynooth. A talented and successful sportswoman, she was the first female to be named Athlete of the Year (2003) at NUI Maynooth, while she was playing for Munster and Ireland in senior ladies' rugby, and gained an international cap in the 2003 Six Nations against Cardiff. Her sister Patrique also played rugby for Ireland for eight years. Lynda's interest in rugby was fostered by her father Pat, who was always deeply involved with Kilfeacle Rugby Club in a variety of roles, including player, coach and manager. Both father and daughter also played with Clanwilliam Rugby Club. Although Lynda had to retire prematurely from rugby due to a back injury, she is still an avid sportswoman and plays basketball with the Tipp Tornadoes team, as well as hockey with the Tipperary Titans".

Go to the Nationalist for more about Lynda.

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