5 Dec, 17:35
The Charity Cup Final between Cashel RFC and Cork Constitution FC will take place on Saturday, 14th December at Musgrave Park (kick-off 2pm).
Previous to heading south Lynne was involved in the 2008/2009 winning Munster Interprovincial side and captained her club, UL Bohemians, to All Ireland glory in the same season.
Getting to know Lynne Cantwell
Name: Lynne Cantwell
Favourite Food: Chicken Korma
Book you are currently reading or have just finished: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Favourite TV programme: Greys Anatomy now but Quantum Leap is the all time favourite
Favourite Film: Shawshank Redemption or X men (bit of a difference)
Favourite Actor/Actress: Robert De Niro
Most enjoyable holiday location: San Francisco
Marooned on a desert island what could you not be without: Food
Favourite sport other than rugby: Athletics
The sport you least like: Bowls
Person you would most like to meet: Michael Johnson and Rafael Nadal
Sportsperson you admire most: Paul O’Connell and Roger Federar
Hobbies: Training and talking
Where and when did you first play rugby: Started playing rugby in 2000 in UL with the college team under Rohan West. We were a pure football household before that.
Biggest influence on career: Ian Costello was our club coach for the first 3 years which was unreal. Spent 2 years in England playing rugby with Richmond which seriously advanced my understanding of the game. Then recently I spent a year training and playing in New Zealand which gave me a further insight into southern hemisphere rugby, and the flare and excitement of their style of rugby.
Best career advice you were given: Hard work doesn’t guarantee you anything but it lessens the odds of failure.
What you like most/least about being a rugby player: I love the friends I have from rugby and will never lose. I love the strength competitive training and sport gives you in everything you do. I hate my toes being stood on and missing nights out.
Other sports that you played: Athletics, basketball (would you believe), Camogie and swimming.
Best rugby memory: Beating Wales and scoring a try to qualify for the Canada World Cup in 2006. Also, captaining UL Bohs to win the All Ireland for the eight time in 2009.
Rugby Player you admire most: Tana Umaga, Matt Giteau and Anna Richards
Rugby team you admire most: Munster and Crusaders
Sporting event you would most like to attend: Wimbledon Final. And to go back in time and be there for Italia ’90. The Bull run in spain is on the ‘to do’ list.
If you weren’t a rugby player what would you be: I think I'd be a good professional chocolate taster!
Three people you would invite to dinner and why:
Stephen Fry because he’s the most unreal man for facts ever and he’s funny.
David Attenborough because he’s the most interesting person I reckon on the planet.
Lee Evans because I think he could make even the saddest situations funny and he makes me laugh even to look at him.
Ireland Women’s Rugby World Cup Fixtures:
England Women V Ireland Women, Surrey, Friday August 20th, 18:30 (Sky Sports)
USA Women V Ireland Women, Surrey, Tuesday, August 24th, 16:30
Ireland Women V Kazakhstan, Surrey, Saturday, August 28th, 16:30
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