11 Dec, 14:35
This week's club notes come from Carrick-on-Suir, Midleton and Shannon rugby clubs.
A Cork footballing star, Mairead opted to focus on rugby this summer missing out on Cork's All Ireland quarter final for a chance to do well with Ireland in the World Cup.
Getting to know Mairead Kelly:
Name: Mairead Kelly
Favourite Food: Thai
Book you are currently reading or have just finished: No time for reading!
Favourite TV programme: Flashforward
Favourite Film: Shawshank Redemption
Favourite Actor/Actress: Matthew McConaughey
Most enjoyable holiday location: Austria - skiing
Marooned on a desert island what could you not be without: Food!
Favourite sport other than rugby: Gaelic Football
The sport you least like: Cricket
Person you would most like to meet: Barrack Obama
Sportsperson you admire most: Katie Taylor
Hobbies: Gaelic Football, rugby, travelling
Where and when did you first play rugby: University of Limerick - 2002
Biggest influence on career: Coaches in UL Bohemians & Munster
Best career advice you were given: You'll get your opportunity if your wait & be patient
What you like most/least about being a rugby player: Breaking through a defense line/washing all my gear after winter training sessions
Other sports that you played: I still play Gaelic Football
Best rugby memory: Starting for Ireland v Italy in 6 Nations & scoring a try
Rugby player you admire most: Brian O'Driscoll
Rugby team you admire most: Munster
Sporting event you would most like to attend: Heineken Cup Final
If you weren’t a rugby player what would you be: I would play only GAA
Three people you would invite to dinner and why: Katie Taylor - to hear about her training & life as a female boxer, Barrack Obama - it would be interesting to meet, talk & listen to his views on the world & finally Keith Barry - I would like to understand how he can manipulate & read people's minds.