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Laura Hay interviews Lisa Wright


Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright is a 24 year old from Ottawa with a Bachelors of Arts, Honours in French studies now working full time as a teacher at St. Laurent Academy. She sees Ottawa as a city having everything she really needs: a grocery store and a Gaelic team. Lisa is actively involved with her sponsor, the Ottawa Gaels GAA. She played for Team Canada (Youth) for four consecutive years. She also represented Canada at the 2012 Ladies Gaelic Football Association All-Star game and last year played in the 2016 World Games. Lisa was overjoyed to be selected to carry the Canadian banner at Croke Park at the World Games opening ceremony. When she is not out training, Lisa writes, and is a published author of two children's books. She has been involved with different Irish community organizations including Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.  Lisa has Irish ancestry on both sides of the family hailing from Co. Kilkenny (maternal) and Ballymena Co. Antrim (paternal).

Sponsored by Ottawa Gaels GAA



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 2.02MB - Duration: 8:48 m (32 kbps 22050 Hz)

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