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Sara BoyleSara Boyle receives her Sport Scholarship from Professor Daire Keogh, Deputy President of DCU 

Course of Study

Business Studies

Sport

Badminton

Best non DCU achievement 

Qualified and competed at the first European Games in Baku

Sporting hero

Jessica Ennis, Katie Taylor, Brian O'Driscoll...I have many, I can't pinpoint one! Due to their talent, dedication and above all hard work.

Career ambition 

To compete at the Olympic Games

How you got involved in the sport

My sister started playing in a club and I followed suit!

Favourite method of recovery

Sleeping, at any time of the day!

Future up and coming star in your sport

Nhat Nguyen

Favourite venue

Baldoyle Badminton Centre, by no means the biggest or the most glamorous, but there's no place like home! 

Best sports advice you have received

It's the little things that add up to make the big differences.

Biggest challenge you have overcome in sport

Having to deal with many injurys, in particular tendonosis in my knee which kept me out for 8 months.

Pre-competition rituals/superstitions

I usually listen to music and relax for a bit in the hall before I start my warm-up  

Something we don't know about you

In 2005 I won the under 8 All-Ireland 60 metre sprint, its still my favourite medal I own!