A Philly Minute With...Ciara Kiely


Name: Ciara Kiely

Club: Philadelphia Shamrocks

Position: Mid Field

Sporting hero: Gabby Douglas

Favorite song: Jack and Diane by John Mellencamp

Favorite movie: The Parent Trap

Favorite food: Ice cream

Favorite drink: water, Lucozade

Three people you would invite to a dinner party: Adam Sandler, Ellen and Melissa McCarthy

Ideal Holiday Destination: Greece

Best GAA moment: New York CYC pouring the jug of water on Elaine after winning the Camogie Cup

Ambition for 2020 season: For corona to end and to be able to play😂

Pre-match rituals: Using camogie sticks as a “high five” with Haley

Odd items in your bag: 7-year-old mouth cards, smelly socks, half eaten granola bar and mashed deodorant

Best player you have played with: Madison White

Best player you have played against: Pretty much anyone from New York development Squad

Best trainer in the squad: Nana and Haley Mancini

Worst training drill: Running around in the cone square

Your best ever performance: New York and San Fran CYC

One to forget: Would never want to forget any moment with my team, I love all of our memories

Where do you like to go out and celebrate after a big win: A teammates backyard for a barbecue

Who’s the biggest joker in the team: Kassidy Foley

Who spends most time in front of the mirror in the dressing room: Me...

Who’s the best/worst person to share a room with on away trips: Madison White definitely the best because we just ignore each other

Who’s the best/worst person to sit beside on the team bus: Kassidy because all we do is get fat and eat

Best piece of advice you were ever given: Mr. and Mrs. Mancini always on the sideline cheering me on and telling me not to give up. And of course, Jen Purcell and Michelle Boggs screaming their heads off like big sisters.

The best part about being a member of your club: The best part is everything. We all love each other so much and are one big family. I can rely on my teammates and the parents anytime. It’s really just so comforting have people like this so caring and involved.


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