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Well winter is certainly here! With temperatures as low as -19°C it is pretty cool up in Yongpyong but keeping warm with the hand warmers kindly provided by Olympic village aids. I am training in Giant slalom on the same course as Mikaela Shiffrin... just a little slower!
Still feels unreal to be here with all these outstanding athletes!
We arrived yesterday in the Olympic village to a very warm welcome from the Olympic village volunteers and staff. I have already made a few Korean friends!
This morning I had the chance to free-ski on the slope next to the technical alpine course in Yongpyong resort- very steep and well prepared slopes. The snow is amazing!
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This week I travelled to the beautiful Dolomites in Italy to race in Downhill and SuperG in the Citizen World Cup races in Passo San Pellegrino. Good fun to be back on the long planks again after a month of cancellations and poor conditions. Happy with my 10th place in Downhill!
In the December issue of Stellar Magazine the "My day on a Plate" article features my nutrition programme while in training, cheat meals included!
Thank you Stellar Magazine!
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Just back from Dublin where I attended the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Workshop organised by the Irish Olympic Council and the Sport ireland Institute.
Lovely to catch up with my Alpine friends Pat, Kieran, Cormac and Emma and to meet other athletes from the other snowsports disciplines Thomas, Brendan (Bubba), John and Seamus for a great photoshoot. We all looked grand!
The article by Amy O'Connor in the Irish Times (11th October) "Ireland Winter Olympic hopefuls diverse and freh-faced" can be found here:
The road to PyeongChang 2018 starts this season with two months training and racing in the Southern Hemisphere. After a good few days of heavy snowfall my first races were the National Championship and South American Cup races in Cerro Catedral (Argentina). Very happy here, two personal best FIS point results and two podium finishes in the Under21 category. Vamos!!!
I am so happy and proud to be one of the five Irish recipients of an Olympic Scholarship. This scholarship will allow me to continue to train hard in the final part of the qualifying period for PyeongChang 2018.
Team Ireland announcement:
We are proud to announce that five Irish Olympic hopefuls will receive Olympic Solidarity scholarships to support their bid to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea !
The five are, Tess Arbez, Patrick McMillan, Kieran Norris who compete in Alpine Skiing, Kieran (Seamus) O’Connor, Snowboarder (slopestyle and half pipe) and Brendan Doyle in the Skeleton.
Just back from an amazing week in St Moritz where I managed to pass both qualifying races in GS and Slalom to compete with the world's best racers in the Championship races, finishing 52nd in Slalom and 59th in Giant Slalom. The Swiss public and organisation were absolutely fantastic. I was very happy to catch up with my team-mates Conor, Cormac and Kieran, and to meet Kelsie. Very proud of this Team Ireland!
The Team Ireland selections have been announced for the World Alpine Championships in Saint Moritz (February 5-19 2017).
I am honoured and proud to be part again of this great team:
Ladies: Tess Arbez, Kelsie Carlette
Men: Cormac Comerford, Conor Lyne, Kieran Norris
In Tignes on January 3rd I raced my first ever Downhill races, and was thrilled by the speed of my skis on the ice. The training on the morning before the race was the first time I had ever tried my Head 210 cms. Let's do it again!
June was a tough month with seven written exams to pass for my Scientific Baccalaureate degree. Now that my high school years are over I am starting a new page in my life, joining Orsatus Ski Racing team for a gap year before starting University.