Limerick’s World Cup hockey star Roisin Upton is back with ‘Institute’

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World Cup star Roisin Upton is back with ‘Institute’

LIMERICK’S World Hockey Cup silver medallist Roisín Upton is back playing her club hockey with local side Catholic Institute.

Upton, who had been playing with Cork Harlequins in recent years, has opted to recommence playing with her home side Catholic Institute as the Ireland international combines her hockey career with studying for a Masters in Education at Mary Immaculate College.

Raheen woman Roisín Upton said: “I have moved back to Catholic Institute. With the hectic nature of my college schedule it made a lot of sense, it was challenging travelling up and down to Cork

“It was hugely appealing to go back to the club where it all started for me and reconnect with all the girls. I had been training with them once a week last season anyway.

”We have had three games so far. Catholic Institute are playing in Irish Hockey League (IHL) Division 2. We still play in our Munster League and that IHL Division 2. The IHL 2 is a good standard.”

Upton was this week announced as a Call of the Wild Ambassador, as part of the initiative between the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland which aims to give local people on the Wild Atlantic Way the opportunity to have their hidden gems included in a global social media campaign, while also highlighting to their own social network the beauty of the locality as a holiday destination.

To launch the initiative in Limerick, Fáilte Ireland has teamed up with Hockey World Cup silver medallist Roisin Upton to answer the ‘Call of the Wild’ by sharing some of her favourite destinations across her social media accounts, encouraging her followers to follow suit and share their own favourites.

Share your Wild Atlantic Way hidden gems using the hashtag #MyWildAtlanticWay before the 31st October for your chance to have your photos and videos be part of a global promotional campaign.

Call of the Wild Ambassador Roisin said: “Limerick combines a natural beauty with a rich history that makes me proud to be from this county. Located on Limerick’s door step Kilteery Pier and Foynes, are truly gems along the Wild Atlantic Way.

“I have travelled the globe with my sport but I’m always glad to be home in a county of such a rich heritage, both in a cultural and sporting sense!”