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Mairead Ronan

Nicci Daly On Qualifying For The Olympics And Inspiring Young Women To Pursue A Career In STEM

You probably remember the dramatic sudden death penalty shoot-out last November that saw the Irish w...
Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

5:24 PM - 21 Jan 2020



Mairead Ronan

Nicci Daly On Qualifying For The Olympics And Inspiring Young Women To Pursue A Career In STEM

Orla Ormond
Orla Ormond

5:24 PM - 21 Jan 2020

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You probably remember the dramatic sudden death penalty shoot-out last November that saw the Irish women’s hockey team defeat Canada and secure their place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Today Mairead was joined by one of the members of the team, Nicci Daly!

Nicci told Mairead about the magic of that day in Donnybrook, and how the team managed to keep going after their disappointment the last time they played in an Olympic qualifier.

Nicci also chatted about her dad, Vivion Daly, and his incredible career as a racing driver which inspired her love of motorsports. Nicci has a Masters in Motorsport Engineering and Data Engineering and is the founder of Formula Female and the Go Girls Karting initiative.

She set these up to encourage and give young women an awareness of the world of Motorsport, whether it’s competing as a driver or undertaking a career through STEM.

This Friday, Nicci will be a keynote speaker at the I WISH Showcase event in Cork City Hall as part of the initiative to inspire young women to pursue a career in STEM.

You can her the chat in full by pressing the play button on screen.


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2020 Olympic Games Formula Female Formula One Go Girls Karting Initiative Hockey Motorsport Ireland Nicci Daly Racing STEM Vivion Daly

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