Sunday, May 27, 2012

Toronto has a winner

Maire Dineen

Maire Dineen is the 2012 Toronto Rose. The picture is care of Irish Culural Society as indeed is the following bio of Maire.

Máire, 22, is completing a Master’s program in economics at the University of Waterloo. She earned a double bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in economics and International Affairs. While completing her undergraduate degree, she received the Outstanding International Student Award, and was a nominee for the America East Woman of the Year Award that recognizes the student athletes who have best exemplified a commitment to service, leadership, athletics and academics during their collegiate careers. Máire has links to Tralee, Co. Kerry, as this is where her maternal grandfather was born and raised before moving to Toronto in the 1950s. Her maternal grandmother was born and raised in Tara, Co. Meath. She has won four Canadian National Championships with Team Ontario for field hockey and was the Captain of Team Ontario as well as the MVP. Máire lists double-Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser as her role model.

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