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Included in the World Cup squad is Munster's Niamh Kavanagh who we caught up with in the build up to the championship.
Originally from Walsh Island in Co. Offaly, Niamh began her rugby career five years ago with UL Bohemian RFC while studying Law and Tax at the Limerick Institute of Technology.
At club level Niamh has won the Munster Cup, All Ireland League and All Ireland Cup and has also been capped for Munster on 9 occasions.
Niamh first appeared for Ireland during the 2011 Six Nations and proved she was a force to be reckoned with after scoring a try in each of her opening two games against France and Italy.
With a total of 15 international caps to date Niamh was also part of the Ireland women's squad that claimed the historic Grand Slam title in 2013.
Getting to know Niamh Kavanagh
Date of Birth: 30/07/1987
Club: UL Bohemian RFC
Profession: Completing a masters in Marketing & Management while also working in the International Office at LIT.
Favourite Food: Pizza
Book you are currently reading or have just finished: Hunger Games
Favourite TV programme: The Big Bang Theory
Favourite Film: Batman
Favourite Actor/Actress: Morgan Freeman
Most enjoyable holiday location: Boston
Marooned on a desert island what could you not be without: Jellies
Favourite sport other than rugby: GAA or Cycling
The sport you least like: Boxing
Person you would most like to meet: Jonah Lomu
Sportsperson you admire most: Tommy Bowe
Hobbies: Cycling, Cinema
Biggest influence on career: My family
Best career advice you were given: Always do what you enjoy and what makes you happy.
Best advice you would give yourself: Mindset is key
What you like most about being a rugby player: The best thing about it is the friends you make
Other sports that you played: GAA, Swimming, Athletics.
Best rugby memory: My first international cap playing against Italy.
Rugby player you admire most: Jonah Lomu
Rugby team you admire most: New Zealand and Fiji
Sporting event you would most like to attend: 2015 Rugby World Cup
If you weren't a rugby player what would you be: A GAA Player
How would you like to pass away the time on tour in between training: Chill with the girls and I also have a thesis to write for my masters!
Three people you would invite to dinner and why: James Corden for the craic, Nick Carter (had the biggest teenage crush on ever) and Elaine Toomey - my best mate who I have not seen in a long time because she is living in New Zealand.
Ireland's Niamh Kavanagh tackled by Scotland's Stepheanie Johnston in the 2012 Six Nations