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Ireland's Bobsleigh Team

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Irish Winter Olympic Team - Vancouver 2010

Team Biographies:

Aoife Hoey - Women's Bobsleigh Pilot:-

From Portarlington, Aoife (26) took up the bobsleigh discipline at aged 16.

Initially a brake woman for the Irish team, she started training as a sled pilot in 2003. She is also a superb track & field athlete, winning the Irish triple jump title in 2005.

When not competing, she works as a sports administrator with Athletics Ireland.

Claire Bergin - Women's Bobsleigh - Brakewoman

Claire (24) is from Dublin and a former Muckross School pupil. When not competing she is studying accountancy at DCU.

She has regularly competed in Europa Cups in the run-up to Vancouver qualification.

Claire is a former Irish junior champion sprinter, competing at the World Junior Championships and the World Student Games.

Leona Byrne - Women's Bobsleigh - Alternative Breakwoman

Leona (22) hails from Carlow and is currently a sports science student at DCU.

From an athletic background she has represented Ireland at the European Youth Olympics in Paris.

She commenced her bobsleigh career two years ago and has competed in several Europa Cups.