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'You Think You’re Okay But Your Legs Just Give In At The End'

'You Think You’re Okay But Your Legs Just Give In At The End'
By PJ Browne Updated

Despite the fact that the demands of being a dual player saw her play two championship games in one day last summer, Orla O'Dwyer has no issue with doing in all over again this year.

On July 14th, O'Dwyer - who captained the Tipperary camogie team at just 19 - lined out for her county's footballers against Kerry at 1pm in Nenagh before making the rush to The Ragg just outside Thurles where the camogie side's game against Offaly threw in at 5pm.

"Yeah, planning to do both of them again this year," said O'Dwyer at the launch of Future Proof Media.

"I thought it went well last year and it’s the same [camogie and football] management [teams] again this year - they work well, communicating between each other, and that helped me decide what to do. I love the two of them.

"Last year, there was obviously that big clash but they’ve decided this year to give it an extra day, with the football - for example - they’ve given Friday, Saturday and Sunday to play the games so there should be no more clashes on the same day anyway. There might be a few on the same weekend but they won’t be on the same day again."

A student in UL where she studies PE and Irish, O'Dwyer also plays camogie and football at college level in the Ashbourne and O'Connor Cups.

O'Dwyer knows that one day, she may have to make a choice between the two sports. For now, as she's young and has the time, she will continue to play both while the management of both teams are happy for her to do so.


"If you’ve two on the same weekend it can be difficult. I remember playing Donegal up in Roscommon in football and then going to Dublin that evening to play them in the camogie the next day. You think you’re okay but your legs just give in at the end.

"It’s just about preparing yourself well, being fresh, having a good mentality too as well as being physically able for it."


Tipperary dual player Orla O'Dwyer at the launch of Future Proof Media, the low cost, jargon free marketing consultants. Visit www.futureproofmedia.ie to see how they can help you grow your business. Photo credits: Sportsfile

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