Player Profile: Bridget Connelly
Name: Bridget Connelly
Code/Team: Ladies Football
Occupation: Data Analyst
Field position: Midfield
How long have you played with the Gaels? I’ve played with the Gaels since 2017, after I came back from a summer working in Connemara.
When did you start playing hurling/camogie/football? When I started with the Gaels! But I’d been watching them my whole life.
What’s your favorite thing about gaelic games? I love running around the pitch, learning new skills, and playing in new places. It’s a great community to be a part of. And of course, introducing people to the game and watching them go from confused to amazed (and back).
Best trainer on the squad: The fearless leader of our ladies football team: Becca!
Most skillful player: Too tough - everyone on and off the pitch!
Biggest joker: Kerry
Odd item in your GAA kit bag: Newspapers, to dry out my shoes after playing in the rain.
Ambition for the 2020 season: To play - keeping my fingers crossed :)
If you could choose one player to join your squad, who would it be? My sister, who is a rockstar at all sports. We kick around the ball all the time.
Sporting idol: Mia Hamm - grew up playing and watching soccer and wanting to be just like her.
Best sporting advice you’ve received: You gotta gotta gotta keep your head in the game (courtesy of Zac Efron and High School Musical).
Why should someone join the Gaels: It’s such a fun sport and group of people! So great to learn a new sport (if you don’t know it already), meet a whole bunch of people who also love gaelic games, and get outside onto the pitch.