The values of Baker Tilly are; Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, No Ego and Drive. They are at the heart of what our firm is about. As part of our support of the All-Ireland Camogie 7s at Kilmacud Crokes, Baker Tilly are delighted to highlight team members and their stories; these players represent our values every day and they continue to inspire others on and off the pitch.
When Meadhbh Ni Ghallchoir (20) started playing camogie in primary school, she fell in love with the sport. A move to Australia saw her swap her hurl for a hockey stick. As a “substitute” to camogie, hockey “didn’t really cut it.”
After a few years she returned to Ireland. Back on home turf, she took up camogie again with Kilmacud Crokes, reaffirming her dedication to the sport which remains undiminished.
Going the extra mile, on and off the pitch, is what she does and is one of the many reasons why she was selected to represent our ‘Commitment’ value.
Why is it important to ‘go the extra mile’ as a player? What does being a good team player mean to you?
“I believe it’s important to take individual responsibility as a player. Going to the hurling wall outside of training, working on your own fitness and doing gym work in order to improve yourself and by extension the team.”
“Also, to be there in support of one another on the pitch and off it. We lose together and we win together.”
Athletes need to be resilient. Can you give me an example of how you have demonstrated resilience as a player?
“It’s very important to be resilient in sport especially camogie as it’s quite a hard-hitting sport – literally! Coming back from injury is how most of us demonstrate our resilience.”
How do you feel women’s sport is treated compared to men’s sport?
“I think it is very poor. There is very little coverage for female sport and the coverage there is; it’s of low standard and is difficult to watch as the camera work and quality is shocking, whereas male sports are shown on various channels and have huge media coverage across all forums.
“I believe the audience is there and growing but they’re not being reached and are usually unaware of the matches taking place. That being said female sport is gaining momentum especially with the 2020 movement but there’s a long way to go.”
Finally, what are you looking forward to most on 7 September?
“It’s a really great day, the skill and fluidity of camogie is shown off in a more open game. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to play against teams from all over the country which we don’t normally get to do! The night out after is very fun too!”