My name is Kelly-Marie Carson and this is my first year playing Gaelic football. I first started in October 2016 just before the Bahrain tournament. The first kick in Bahrain was my first ever match and I was hooked from the beginning. I am from Milton Keynes in England and my Irish blood comes from my mum who is from Belfast, where all of my family still live. I've grown up watching my fiance and cousins play Gaelic but never thought I'd be playing myself. I have Aisling and Jessica to thank for that! Aisling was my neighbour and encouraged me to come along and then Jess (my Mrs Motivator) would turn up to our netball games exhausted as she had come straight from Gaelic training and said that I would love it! I thought I'd give it a try and never looked back. I absolutely love the game, the girls, the coaches and everything about Dubai Celts. Flying to Bahrain has been one of my best memories in the three years living in the Middle East. A big thank you to everyone who has been patient with the English girls and I can't wait to get stuck in next season and progress further!