Katrina Parrock has eyes on starring in rugby after completing a transformation from camogie to soccer Cup winner last week with Wexford Youths.

Parrock played 11 seasons with Wexford in camogie amid a trophy-laden spell for the county, including three All-Irelands in a row, and was playing soccer locally in the winter at junior level to maintain fitness.

After such a successful period with a hurl, and the county facing a transition period, Parrock found her love for the game waning.

Last weekend she scored the winning goal for Youths to complete a league and cup double at the Aviva Stadium. It was her second league medal in as many seasons.

Parrock, speaking on Saturday Sport, admitted she needed a change and new targets.

She told RTÉ Radio: "There was a lot of work put in. We had a great team there and we achieved a lot. Unfortunately then I was going out on to the field and I didn't want to be there. I decided to take a break.

"When I was younger I set goals for myself to play in Croke Park, dream big, achieve All-Stars and get player of the match in the All-Ireland final.

"I suppose I ticked all those boxes and maybe the drive just wasn't there for me any more. It became part of my life. Every day I would be out there with a hurl, up against a wall.

"My mother got sick then, she had breast cancer. Maybe I should have stopped playing before I did. Eventually I decided I would take a break. I got a few phone calls then, one was the Wexford [gaelic] football team.

"But I want to switch codes completely if I was going to go that route. Laura Heffernan, who was Wexford Youths manager at the time, contacted me to see if I was interested and I jumped at the opportunity.

"When I was playing camogie, I was watching Youths on television achieving [an FAI Cup win] in the Aviva, thinking that it was unbelievable and about how they must have felt doing it in the Aviva Stadium. I thought 'maybe someday I could get there'. I achieved that last week.

"My love was always there for soccer but at the time it was more for the camogie. Now it has turned to the soccer."

Having now flourished on the biggest day in women's soccer, with the player of the match award and proving the difference in the game, it could be stated that perhaps there is one more challenge left for the 28-year-old.

The Champions League will come around again next year, but there is one curiosity when it comes to another sport. 

"The way I look at it is we can't play sport all our lives. We only have a certain amount of years to achieve as much as we can, at the things we enjoy doing.

"I would love to try rugby. Hopefully I will get there one day. I find it fascinating. Looking at the Irish rugby team coming off the field, the bangs they get, bruises, I just think they are brilliant. I'd love to give it a try some day."