Name: Niamh Fogarty
- What are your interests and hobbies:
Athletics – I’m an international athlete at Throw Discus.
I enjoy listening to music and playing Golf occasionally.
- Have you any hidden talent or unique skill:
I can solve a Rubik’s cube in 1 minute.
- Do you volunteer with a charity and if so why that charity:
Not currently, although I have volunteered at many events. Most recent was volunteering at the Papal visit in Phoenix Park.
- Why did you choose to work with Maxi Zoo:
I love animals and was interested in expanding my knowledge.
- What is the most enjoyable aspect of what you do:
Getting to meet everyone’s furry friends.
- What is your greatest life or career achievement:
4th place finish at the European U23 Championships in Sweden in 2019. It was my first time to qualify for a championship final. I threw a personal best too.
- What motivates you:
My long term goal is to participate in an Olympic Games.
The little wins along the way keep me going too.
- When are you at your happiest/How do you like to switch off:
I’m happiest when I’m exercising. I also like to switch off by listening to music.
- Who has been the biggest influence on your life:
My family and my coach. It’s true what they say about being influenced by those who you spend most of your time with.
- What is your favourite Maxi Zoo memory:
Making me famous with a Maxi Zoo Tik Tok video.
- Have you any pets? If so what breed and name:
Where do I start. I have two dogs called Ollie & May-Z, three cats called Uno, Max & Winnie, and four Chicks called Kevin, Caitlyn, Kylie and Kendal. I call the three female chicks the ‘Henners’.
- Tell us the funniest thing your pet(s) does:
Ollie likes to go down the slide.
- How does your pet(s) make you laugh:
When the dogs take a bath they like to try and swim
- Did you adopt any of your pets:
No, although Max and Winnie just showed up at the front door one day, liked what they saw and never left.