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Scholarship Students 2016/17

We are delighted to introduce the first half of our Scholarship students for the 2016/17 season. 

All ready showing amazing promise after a few sessions on the water we are excited to see what this bunch of young people will bring to the sport in the coming years. We asked them a few questions to introduce them to you. We will have more video blogs coming over the next few weeks so stay tuned and follow them on their exciting adventure.

 

 Name: Joshua o Brien

 Age:  15

 From: Well like Im from Cork. Im just a twenty minute cycle from wpt6 on the ballahoura mtb trails

 Tell us the craziest / funniest thing that has ever happened to you?! I can never remember THE craziest/funniest thing I've ever done but last week I walked down the railing of a stairs from the second floor to the ground floor

 What sparked your interest in the scholarship? Hearing about the expeditions and stuff really grabbed my attention

 Have you done any other watersports? I go surfing for a small part of my year

 You are after one or two sessions on the water, where do you want to get to by the end of the scholarship? Pro kayaker, enter your first comp? run your first river? Get your roll in moving water? Go on a first descent expedition?   Any of these things would be cool and I'll have to try all of them at some stage but first I'd like to complete an instructors course so I can get another friends into kayaking who missed out on this scholarship

 Where do you want to be in 5 years time? Working/ school & sports? Hopefully in college with a better sense of direction in life and working hard so I can play rugby kayak and chill out harder

 If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? Complete control over time .Then I'd probably have answered these questions quicker

 What is your dream job? (before pro kayker takes over.... )Id enjoy something like a graphic designer for a big entertainment company or a concept artist for a big car company and it would also give me time to continue different sports. Sound a bit boring when I think about it again but I'd like to say someone "oh that car your driving ,yeah I designed that"

 If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom and why would it be...? Frank Underwood because id like to see the world through his eyes and be pure ruthless but mainly to have his southern state accent

 If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?Get a house near North shore or Whistler park or both and spend the rest of my life on a bike or on a board or in a kayak and split the rest with the fam and nan because I'd figure my nan would like a boat

 Name: Gerard McEnery

 Age:  16

 From: Charleville

 Tell us the craziest / funniest thing that has ever happened to you?! Once when I was hiking up a mountain, I never pegged my tent down properly and the win blew it away. We then had to fit 8 people into a 4 man tent.

 What sparked your interest in the scholarship? Having done kayaking before I knew I would love it.

 Have you done any other watersports? No

 You are after one or two sessions on the water, where do you want to get to by the end of the scholarship? Pro kayaker, enter your first comp? run your first river? Get your roll in moving water? Go on a first descent expedition?   I would love to be a pro kayaker and take part in competitions

 Where do you want to be in 5 years time? Working/ school & sports? I'd like to be in college in UL and be a member of the kayaking club

 If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? Hold my breath underwater. So when Dave tips us over I'll be grand.

 What is your dream job? (before pro kayker takes over.... )An actor

 If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom and why would it be...? Bill Gates because I would have endless supply of money.

 If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money? Buy a big estate with a private lake to do all my kayaking in.

 Name: Ciaran McCarthy

 Age:  16

 From: Lisgriffin

 Tell us the craziest / funniest thing that has ever happened to you?! My teacher was on youtube on the board one day and on the recommended came up as "MCCARTHY DOING A BURNOUT IN HIS CAR" and it was a video of me doing a few rings in a €200 toyota starlet...

 What sparked your interest in the scholarship? I am interested in discovering kayaking skills that i have never come across before ! 

 Have you done any other watersports? Kayaking, swimming and bodyboarding.

 You are after one or two sessions on the water, where do you want to get to by the end of the scholarship? Pro kayaker, enter your first comp? run your first river? Get your roll in moving water? Go on a first descent expedition?   I would like to be able to enter competitions, be able to instruct some bit and to be able to run a river!

 Where do you want to be in 5 years time? Working/ school & sports? I would like to be an instructor in kayaking somewhere where I could make a name for myself as a kayacker.

 If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? Superspeed to get around fast!

 What is your dream job? (before pro kayker takes over.... )Working as a Games tester/designer for EA or Call of Duty

 If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom and why would it be...? My Music idol, James Arthur. I would love this opportunity as would love to feel what its like to be famous and such a good preformer. I play his music all the time at home and just think he is the best!

 If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money? Build my own house and move in with all the boys. I would have a massive living room for gaming purposes only. I would buy a new guitar and get a record deal with some crowd. I would also buy every dream car that I have ever taught of. I honestly would have it spent in two weeks... 

 

 Name: Robyn corcoran

 Age: 15

 From: Kilbrin, Kanturk, Co. Cork

 Tell us the craziest / funniest thing that has ever happened to you?! I don't know about crazy but one of the funniest things that has ever happened me was probably when I was 6 years old and I fell through a clear glass door that I thought was a window of a shop in the middle of a very busy shopping centre where everyone could see.

 What sparked your interest in the scholarship? I enjoy water sports, I have been to ballyhass lakes and have always enjoyed the kayaking when I went there so when this opportunity came up I couldnt miss out on a chance of getting this scholarship.

 Have you done any other watersports? No I haven't gotten the chance to experience other water sports but I do enjoy watching them.

 You are after one or two sessions on the water, where do you want to get to by the end of the scholarship? Pro wakeboarder, enter your first comp? Land your first invert? Go over your first Obstacle? I would love the chance to run my first river and would like to become a great kayaker by the end of the scholarship.

 Where do you want to be in 5 years time? Working/ school & sports? In five years time Currently I would see myself working part time doing an active or sports relative work, school wise I would hope to be furthering my education in college , sports wise I hope to be kayaking 

 If you could have one superpower what would it be and why? I would love to be able to turn invisible so that I could be places without other people knowing 

 What is your dream job? (before pro wakeboarder takes over.... )IMy dream job would be working in psychology at some level

 If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom and why would it be...?  If I could trade places with any other person for a week it would be Ariana grande because she is a stunning successful woman who I have always admired.

 If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money? I would use that money to buy a new house, new car and new essentials, I would also like to give some money away to the make a wish foundation.

 

BALLYHASS ADVENTURE GROUP