NAME: Sally McCarthy
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/04/88
HOMETOWN: Fermoy, Cork
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