Hi, my name is Clodagh Cassin. I am 22-years-old and I have just completed my four-year Agricultural Science degree in University College Dublin (UCD). In September I'm beginning a Master's in Education to become a science teacher.

For anyone that knows me, sport has always been a huge part of my life. I have tried my hand at basketball, canoeing, badminton, rugby and finally settled on hockey. I began to focus on my hockey in fourth year in school; at the time I had been selected for the Irish U16 panel.

From there I have represented the South East at both U16 and U18 level, represented Leinster at U21 and have been fortunate enough to be selected to represent my country at U18, U21 and Senior level, playing all over the world. I play for UCD as my club and I am on the Ad Astra Elite Sports Scholarship in UCD.

I have grown up on a farm, so I guess that's where the Ag Science interest came from. As the middle child of three and interested in farming, I'm usually the one out mucking in with dad on the farm.

I am really looking forward to the new challenges that will come with being the Kilkenny Rose.