Róisín Upton was born in Limerick in 1994. She grew up with two older brothers and tried most sports throughout her youth. She started hockey at the age of 12 in secondary school in Crescent College Comprehensive. She loved the challenge and the friendships she made while playing so she stuck with it. Róisín represented Munster and Ireland at underage level before embarking on a big adventure to America on a sports scholarship to study and play hockey with the University of Connecticut Huskies. After an incredible 4 years she returned home in 2016 and got her first cap for Ireland. Since then, she has represented Ireland across the world. She was part of the first ever Irish team to play in a World Cup Final in 2018, and more recently in 2019 she played vs Canada in Donnybrook when the team qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Hometown: Raheen, Limerick
Favourite food: Chicken Wings
Favourite movie: Cool Runnings
Favourite music: A bit of everything. I love Adele.
Childhood heros: Eimear Cregan
Favourite athlete: Serena Williams
Most rewarding moment in sport: Qualifying for the Olympic Games in Donnybrook in front of a big home crowd.
Talents other than sport: I enjoy a good sing-a-long, baking & a freezing cold swim in the sea.
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