Sally McCarthy

Sally McCarthy

PENTATHLON IRELAND – HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETE PROFILE

NAME: Sally McCarthy
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/04/88

HOMETOWN: Fermoy, Cork

OCCUPATION:  Dentist

SPORTING BACKGROUND: Athletics (1500m and cross country), water polo, basketball, sailing, hockey.
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS: Gold in Celtic Nations with Irish team, Senior Irish Athletics Championships 1500m bronze.

PERSONAL BEST: – Fence 184, Swim 2.23, Ride 300, Combined 12.56

HOW/WHEN YOU STARTED MP: I won the pentathlon intervarisites in 2010, and began training with the Irish team for 6 months finishing 5th in the Swiss Open. I was unable to continue after this due to dentistry studies, and focused on athletics instead. In October 2013, after I qualified I returned to pentathlon when I had more time to train again!

SPORTING HEROS: The Williams sisters

FAVOURITE EVENT: Showjumping