Niamh selected for tag rugby trip to Oz
AKEEN sportswoman from Duncannon received some wonderful news recently when she was selected on the Ireland women’s 27s squad for the I.T.F. Tag World Cup in Coff’s Harbour in Australia in November.
Niamh Kennedy has a trip down under to look forward to, and the progress of her team will be closely followed by her many family members and friends in Wexford and further afield.
The Dublin-based 32-year-old has worked for Deloitte since 2011 as an information technology analyst.
She has been playing tag rugby for many years, beginning in the Dublin Social Leagues with her friends for their team, ‘Thunder Gun Express’.
Her performances at that level saw her selected for the Dublin
Wolves (Social) team for the regional finals in 2016, and then the Dublin Wolves mixed open
2 side for the same competition one year later.
As a result of her displays in those events, Niamh was selected for the Ireland ladies’ 27s international team training camp earlier this year.
And all of the hard work has been rewarded, as she was named on the travelling squad last week.
Niamh, daughter of Simon (ex-Wexford G.A.A. Chairman) and Lillian, has been a sporting enthusiast from a very young age, and she played at corner-forward for St. James’ in a Junior camogie county final when she was only 14.
She excelled in basketball with Duncannon in the Community Games, and later for the University of Limerick.
She was also a member of the St. James’ ladies’ football squad which won the Leinster Junior championship nine years ago.