In a West Cork Minute - Aoife Casey

May 29th, 2017 8:00 AM

By Southern Star Team

Skibbereen Rowing Club's Aoife Casey.

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Skibbereen Rowing Club’s Aoife Casey (17) won a silver medal at the European Rowing Junior Championships on Sunday at Krefeld in Germany where she also learned that there’s  a 25 cent tax on plastic bottles …


What’s the one thing you can’t live without? My phone. 


What would I find in your fridge right now? Food. 


Name one element your sport could/should take from another? I think I’d like the challenge of a long distance race like the Tour de France. 


What do you think about when you’re alone in your car? I usually panic because I’ve yet to become a competent driver.


Who has been the biggest influence on your sporting career (and why)? All the athletes at Skibbereen Rowing Club because they motivate me on a daily basis. 


Pick two celebrities to be your parents: James Kavanagh and William Murray. 


What do you think cats dream of? Mice. 


If you could play any other sport for one day what would you play? Slalom skiing – the adrenaline rush would be unreal!


If you joined a circus, what would you perform? The trapeze, although I’m not too sure if I like heights very much.


If you could get rid of one county in Ireland what would it be and why? Dublin – because Cork’s the real capital!


What would you do if you found a penguin in your freezer? I’d set him free on the Ilen River. 


Before we let you go, teach us something that we don’t know: There’s a 25 cent tax on plastic bottles in Germany.

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