“Playing for Ireland and playing for that green jersey means everything. As soon as you hit that pitch, you just let it flow and you know the whole country is behind you.”
For Kathryn Dane, representing her country brings enormous pride and this weekend she will win her 12th cap in Ireland’s crucial Women’s Six Nations clash with France, where the winner will have a shot at the title on Super Saturday.
And the scrum-half is the latest Championship star to feature in our new ‘My Rugby Life’ series, featuring one player from each team looking back at their rugby story through the photos that mean the most, shaping who they are today and exploring their drive for success on the pitch.
From her days with Enniskillen at youth level, to winning the All-Ireland final with Old Belvedere and finding success with Ulster, the 24-year-old talks us through her career to date and reflects on where it all began.
“I went to a summer camp for rugby when I was aged seven or eight,” Dane explains. “That was just magic. It was the first moment that I realised ‘oh, I’m actually kind of good at this, maybe you should stick at it’.”
Stay tuned to the Women’s Six Nations website and social channels throughout the Championship to see Dane’s fellow stars share their stories in ‘My Rugby Life’.