Athlete Name: Harry Cahill
Tell us a little about yourself
Hi, I’m a twelve-year-old boy from a small town called Maynooth which is about 30 km from Dublin in Ireland. I’m in sixth class in my local Irish/gaelic speaking school. I love running (I run with the local running club st. Cocas and I’ve a 19.08 five k pb and I’ve also a medal in the all-Ireland cross-country u 13). I love tae kwon do (I’ve a red belt. The next belt is a black belt), and I play hurling for maynooth gaa (hurling is a Irish sport where you use a hurl and sliotar and try to score more than your opposition. It is the fastest field sport in the world). I was diagnosed with cf at seven weeks old and I’ve just started kaftrio or trikafta. I’ve a younger sister Emily who is ten. Both my parents currently work from home.
“I'm naturally competitive and want to do the best I can."
Tell us what motivates you the most.
I’m naturally competitive and want to do the best I can.
Tell us about your exercise routine. What activities do you enjoy doing?
In these times I practice my hurling at home and run with my dad.
Why do you exercise? Has your exercise changed due to quarantine?
I love my sports, I’m still training with my club and use zoom to do tae kwon do. Unfortunately, all matches are off so it’s just non-contact training for hurling
How do you stay motivated during quarantine?
I’m lucky that my training is still on so I keep that up. I find training with the group keeps me going.
What are your goals for the future?
To continue to work hard, have fun and to stay healthy.
Who is your role model?
Evan Scully (Irish runner with cf and with multiple records), Michael Carruth (Olympic games gold medal boxer and cf ambassador) and my parents.