Athlete Profiles

Jenny McGeever

DATE OF BIRTH: 05/11/1991

HOMETOWN: Brithem Bottom

SPORTING BACKGROUND: I have competed at county level in swimming, athletics and cross country as well as representing my school at hockey, netball and tennis. I started pentathlon through Pony Club but concentrated on fencing from 2006-2012 fencing internationally at U17, U20, U23 and Senior level to World Championship level. I returned to my first love pentathlon in 2013 whilst in the final year of my Geography & Sports Science degree.

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Kate Coleman-Lenehan

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DATE OF BIRTH: 15/04/90

HOMETOWN: Dublin

SPORTING BACKGROUND: Joined Glenalbyn Swim Club when I was 12. Played for Kilmacud Crokes Ladies Football team from age 12 to 22.Started Tetrathlon in my 2nd year of college (2009) at the intervarsity competition.

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Tom O’Brien

DATE OF BIRTH: 02/10/93

HOMETOWN: Ballybrack, co. Dublin

SPORTING BACKGROUND: I played football and did horse riding when I was younger. I started running in first year of secondary school, and started pony club Tetrathlon the year after.

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Sive Brassil

Sive Brassil

DATE OF BIRTH: 19/02/94

HOMETOWN: Ballinasloe (hon town)

SPORTING BACKGROUND: Pony Club

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Eanna Bailey

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DATE OF BIRTH: 30/09/90

HOMETOWN: Rowlestown, Swords, Co. Dublin

SPORTING BACKGROUND: In the early days my sporting career was generally based around pony club and tetrathlon with the Ward Union Pony Club. At the Pony Club tetrathlon nationals one year, Rob Downes among others showed off fencing and invited people to give pentathlon a go. I loved it immediately. With some pressure I managed to convince my parents to allow me to join a swimming club, and so, in transition year in school my…

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Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe

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AGE: 20

HOMETOWN: Kilkenny

SPORTING BACKGROUND: I came from an equestrian background, both my parents were involved in horses so as a child I did a lot of horse riding and I started taking swimming lessons to address my severe co-ordination problems that I had when I was younger. I soon fell in love with the sport of swimming and became competitive at youth level…

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Natalya Coyle

Natalya Coyle

DATE OF BIRTH: 11/12/1990

HOMETOWN: Tara, Meath

SPORTING BACKGROUND: Hockey, Pony Club Tetrathlon

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Sally McCarthy

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DATE OF BIRTH: 08/04/88

HOMETOWN: Fermoy, Cork

SPORTING BACKGROUND: Athletics (1500m and cross country), water polo, basketball, sailing, hockey.

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