17 May, 13:32
A selection of players from the Daughters of Charity in Munster recently took part in a challenge match at Garryowen Rugby Club.
In the build up to the tournament we will catch up with Munster’s representatives, and first up is one of Ireland’s most experienced players, scrumhalf Louise Beamish.
Hailing from Cork, Louise has been capped for Ireland 41 times and plays her club rugby with UL Bohemians. She has played an instrumental role in Munster’s Interprovincial successes over the years and has been involved with the province for the past decade.
Getting to know Louise Beamish
Name: Louise Beamish
Favourite Food: A good steak
Book you are currently reading or have just finished: Can’t remember – it mustn’t have been very good
Favourite TV programme: Grey’s Anatomy/ Brothers and Sisters
Favourite Film: Up
Favourite Actor/Actress: Robert Downey Junior
Most enjoyable holiday location: Disneyworld
Marooned on a desert island what could you not be without: Tea
Favourite sport other than rugby: Athletics
The sport you least like: Golf
Sportsperson you admire most: Michael Johnson
Hobbies: No time for those
Where and when did you first play rugby: First started with Ballincollig when I was 15 – Ray Greene had just set up a team there.
Biggest influence on career: Ian Costello
Best career advice you were given: It’s only a game
What you like most/least about being a rugby player: A sense of achievement / Not a lot of free time
Other sports that you played: Athletics /Lifesaving
Best rugby memory: Being sent out like lambs to the slaughter in our first ever AIL match against Blackrock.
Rugby Player you admire most: Will Genia
Rugby team you admire most: Irish Women
Sporting event you would most like to attend: Olympics
If you weren’t a rugby player what would you be: A dancer
Three people you would invite to dinner and why: My family