So happy with my result today! My best ever and the top ranking for an Irish woman in a World Championship race:
38th place in the Giant Slalom, moving up the ranks from bib 60 out of 99 athletes.
Two very long and physically trying runs on a beautiful sunny day in the Dolomites. Grazie Cortina!
In slalom after a good first run (47th) I didn't manage to negociate the icy patches at the top in the second run- too much energy and not enough edges!
I am so happy to announce that I will be representing Ireland at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina, Italy. These will be my fourth World Championships, after Vail (2015) St Moritz (2017) and Äre (2019). My Team Ireland teammates competing in Cortina will be Cormac Comerford and Alec Scott. Follow the green team from Thursday 18th February to Sunday 21st February!
... and it feels good!!!
After a whole season away from the slopes to concentrate on getting through the daunting first year of Biomedical studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Geneva (a tough competition!), I started training in Kaabdalis, Sweden, in November.
My first races were in GS in Isola 2000. With a strong field of European Cup and FIS racers and a high bib, I finished twice in the top 30s.
More to come soon.
Le's do it!
Very happy with my two SuperG races today in Serre Chevalier. This season I had two major goals: the first was to qualify for the second run in the GS or SL race at the World Championships, the second was to lower my FIS points below 80 in one of the speed disciplines. With my two results today (82.5 and 71.9 points) I will finish this season with 77 FIS points in SuperG and have now achieved both my season goals.
Thanks to all who have posted messages of support on this website and on Instagram. I would like to especially thank Dominique and family from Switzerland- thank you so much for your trust and encouragement, and Rickey from the US who has travelled the world to cheer for me at three World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games- awesome.
Team Announcement FIS Alpine World Ski Championships - February 4th - 17th 2019 : Are (SWE)
The Team for Sweden are Tess Arbez, Cormac Comerford and Kieran Norris.
So proud and honoured to be part of Team Ireland heading off to the Alpine Skiing World Championships in beautiful Are, Sweden. My third World Championships, can't wait!
Help me finance the upcoming season by buying a super cool "Fan Club" hoodie, colour charcoal grey (see photo album and full details below).
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Back from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang it is already time to think about the next season.
A complete season of racing at an international level is very costly and I am running on a very tight budget.
Would you help? Please contact me via the website contact form for more information.
Several really nice articles have come out in the press this week on Team Ireland's Winter Olympic journey. Very appreciated coverage for Alpine skiing in Ireland!
As my teammate Pat McMillan says: "The future looks bright for Irish skiing":
After my slalom race was also postponed on Wednesday due to high winds on the course my first Olympic race was the GS Thursday. I was very nervous on the first run but happy with my second run on a daunting course, knocking 4 seconds off the time of my first run to finish in 50th place. Officially an Olympian! What could be better than that? Tomorrow the slalom! Éirinn go Brách!