Aifric Keogh was born in Galway, Ireland in 1992. She’s always loved sport, whether it was watching rugby at the weekends with her family or playing basketball with her friends at school. In secondary school she joined the hockey, basketball and rowing team. She wasn’t very skillful, but her height was a great advantage, especially for basketball and rowing. Aifric loved the social part of sport. She loved going to training after school everyday instead of going home to do hours of homework. Her school, the Jes in Galway, puts great emphasis on extra curricular activities for all it’s students and offers a wide variety of after-school clubs such as golf, soccer, rugby, rowing, basketball, hockey, gaelic football, athletics and even sailing.
Hometown: Galway, Ireland
Favourite food: Pizza and chips
Favourite movie: Harry Potter
Favourite music: Dermot Kennedy
Childhood heros: Sonia O’Sullivan & Heather Boyle
Favourite athlete: Simone Biles
Most rewarding moment in sport: Getting to race against the best athletes in the world with your friends. Having friends and family in the crowd too tops it all off.
Talents other than sport: Not many jump to mind but if I had to pick something it’s probably my cooking.
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