Sports-mad Rosie O’Reilly got involved with the sports community as soon as she emigrated to the U.S. from County Cavan in 1986. She was one of the founding members of the New York Ladies GAA and plays Gaelic football for the team champions Cavan.
A personal trainer at Medina Fitness Studio in Riverdale and a bartender at Riverdale Steakhouse, the O’Reilly has achieved many sporting accolades, 2008 Cavan Player of the Year included.
O’Reilly, who is currently training for the 2009 New York City Marathon, says that her Irish heritage means a lot to her, especially in the field of sports.
“I always try to promote and showcase our national sports, Gaelic football, hurling and camogie. I get tremendous satisfaction from watching the young American children adapting to Gaelic games because they are the future of the GAA in New York,” she says.
O’Reilly has one daughter, Natasha.
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