Wexford camogie player Mags D’arcy answers your questions
Mags D’Arcy has been a world-beater between the sticks for the Wexford Camogie team since 2003 earning an impressive four All-Ireland and three National League titles.
She joined us this week at Liberty headquarters to answer your questions in the latest of our Live Twitter series #SupportHerSport QnAs. If you didn’t catch it live, check out our recap of all her answers below.
Q1. @SportforBusines: Was it always Camogie or were there other sports that you tried as a youngster?
MD: Played plenty: hockey, football, basketball, but especially liked chess!
Q2. @melarkeyl: Mags who is your favourite/the hottest hurler?!
Q3. @jkearneyclon: Who is the best referee you have had while playing at senior Intercounty level?
MD: The best referee is always the next one :)
Q4. @richie_dunne: You could change one rule or add something to the game of camogie, what would it be?
MD: Legalise the shoulder and get rid of the handpass goals.
Q5. @Sh6un6byrne: What's the most memorable match you've ever played?
MD: Has to be with @ChildFundIRL in Ethiopia this April.
Q6. @Robert33robert3: Mags Darcy what sport would you be playing if not camogie?
Q7. @MarieGreenan1: What is the most memorable save you've made?
MD: I only have 140 characters :) I think my backs have saved me more!
Q8. @sportswomenIRL: How do we get more bums on seats for the women's game both in camogie and football?
MD: Amalgamate with @officialgaa – market expands, revenue grows, players & clubs win = sustainability.
Q9. @OfficialCamogie: Who is your female role model?
MD: Growing up Aine Codd @StMartinsGAA, I respect any female athlete who can be their own person.
Q10. @runningro: When muscles are sore & tired, it's wet, windy & cold – how do you motivate yourself to go out & train?
MD: Always think of the bigger picture, helps having great girls to train with in @wexfordcamogie.
Q11. @Killian_Whelan: In a crucial time for mental health, how do you achieve balance?
MD: Try get to the beach as much as possible – headphones in @CornerBoy2 creates plenty of mindfulness.
Q12. @ShaneRooD15: How many nights a week do you train and how do you balance working and training?
Q13. @SportforBusines: Was there one moment in your rehab when you realised you were going to make it back?
MD: Always knew I would make it back, even if there were some sleepless nights. Mind over matter at times.
Q14. @__Tom__136: Do you have any pre-game superstitions?
MD: I change my hurling grip before every championship game. Costs me a fortune :)
Q15. @ryanelainem: With this lovely weather today, what would be your ideal getaway?
MD: A beach in Portugal or Croatia with some great company @walshie101.
Q16. @stevecaul: What advice would you give the 7 year-old you if you could travel back in time?
MD: Play as many sports as you can & don't let your granny cut your hair!
Q17. @Bunnygolf: If you could go to Tokyo in 2020 which sport would you chose & why?
MD: Golf... just need to acquire the backing of a sponsor.... @LibertyIRL :)
Q18. @bryanmcmahon93: Of all the championships & awards you have won, what one sticks out in your mind as most memorable?
Q19. @TimmyHammersley: What was Ethiopian experience like?
MD: Eye-opening, beautiful country. Camogie became our international language.
Q20. @keithreynolds10: Is there any other exercise you do to prepare for the Camogie season?
MD: Functional strength work with @desearls, gave me the platform to train harder this year.
We’d like to give a huge thank you to @magsdarcy for taking part in our #SupportHerSport QnA. She handled the pressure (as ever) with poise and a wicked sense of humour.
Also, a big thank-you to everyone who got involved and took part using #SupportHerSport. Check out that hashtag as well as #GAAQnA on Twitter to find all of our other QnA sessions from legends including Annalise Murphy, Claire Lambe, Jackie Tyrell, Ger Cunningham, Sonia O’Sullivan, Richie Hogan, Anna Geary, Briege Corkery and Joe Canning.