Katie Mullan is an Ireland Women’s Hockey international. Mullan represented Ireland at under-17 and under-18 levels before making her senior debut against Wales in 2012. She has represented Ireland in various tournaments including the 2017 Women’s FIH Hockey World League and 2017 Women’s Four Nations Cup but her career highlight came when she captained the Ireland team that defied the odds to make it all the way to the final of the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup.
Ronan O’Gara, the legendary Irish number 10 retired from professional rugby in 2013 after a trophy-laden career as the record points scorer for Munster and Ireland, the country’s most-capped player and the leading all-time scorer in both the Heineken Cup and RBS 6 Nations. O’Gara captained his club and country as well as the British and Irish Lions. His coaching career started as defensive coach at Racing 92 in France and then moved on to the New Zealand Super Rugby Champions, Crusaders as Assistant Coach. O’Gara is currently Head Coach at French Top 14 side La Rochelle.
Ayeisha McFerran is one of the most highly regarded goalkeepers in the world of hockey, and is a 2018 FIH Goalkeeper of the Year nominee. She played an instrumental role in Ireland’s run to the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup Final, where she was named goalkeeper of the tournament. She made her senior Ireland debut against Spain in 2014 and has represented Ireland at multiple tournaments. Ayeisha recently completed a four-year hockey scholarship at the University of Louisville, where she also worked as a goalkeeper coach for local hockey club IFHCK.
Troy Merritt is a rising star of professional golf. Hailing from Osage, Iowa, Troy had an outstanding collegiate career USA, golf winning an unprecedented 21 tournaments. Troy turned professional in 2008 and has since played on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour. Merritt won the Kodak Challenge in 2011 and secured his maiden PGA Tour win in 2015 at the Quicken Loans National. He is considered by experts as a potential Major winner.
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Bryan Cooper is an Irish National Hunt jockey. Cooper burst onto the racing scene, claiming the title of Irish Champion Conditional Rider for the 2010/11 season at the age of nineteen. He rode three winners at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival but his biggest career highlight to date came in the form of the 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup win aboard the Gordon Elliot-trained Don Cossack.