Dervla Higgins, Athenry

Player Profile: Dervla Higgins

Our next player is Dervla Higgins from Athenry Camogie Club. Dervla played a pivotal role with our Intermediate team in 2019 and she earned a soaring star for her performances during the year. She was also nominated for the Intermediate Players Player of the year in 2019 too. Dervla won an All Ireland Senior medal in 2019 with Galway and was part of the team who made the final in 2020. Dervla won Intermediate League, County and Connacht Titles with her club in 2017. Dervla won a Fr Meaghair Title with her college AIT in 2019. She won the Player of the Match award in the final and an All Star for her performances throughout the competition. Dervla has also won a Senior Football Title with Kilmihil in Clare and she has also won a European AFL title with West Clare Waves.

Player profile

Name: Dervla Higgins
Age: 24
Position: Backs/Midfield
Club: Athenry
Occupation: Personal Trainer

Most Memorable game: All Ireland Intermediate Final Croke Park 2019
Biggest inspiration: Dad
Biggest achievement: Soaring star 2019
Pre match rituals: Go to ball wall for 5 mins before big games
What hurls do you use: Canning’s
Toughest opposition: Kilkenny
Favourite grounds to play in: Semple stadium
What player complains the most at training: Aoife *don a who
Who would you do a carpool karaoke with: Nozzer
Something we may not know about you: I have a senior county medal with football and a European championship medal playing AFL

Dervla Higgins in action with her club Athenry, receiving the 2019 Soaring Star award, her college (AIT) and with the Galway teams.

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