A different ball game: giving science a sporting chance

Surprisingly, Jamie Heaslip’s first love wasn’t rugby, but science. It’s a passion that has prompted him to step forward as an ambassador for National Science Week, writes Catherine Murphy

23rd December, 2014

Chances are when you think of Jamie Heaslip, you don’t picture him in a lab coat. His name might be synonymous with rugby, but deep down he’s really a geek. At the age of ten, Heaslip says his main love wasn’t the rugby ball, but Lego Technic. He itched to know how everything worked, and thrived on exploring during hiking trips with his dad.

“Then I got a birthday...

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