The Kilkenny star has gone from a regular starter on her county side along with a full-time career at Michael Lyng Motors, to watching her teammates lift the O’Duffy Cup and changing career, moving into a personal trainer role.
Power elaborated on her decision to become a personal trainer in an extensive interview with KCLR’s Saturday Scoreline, saying that it was an easy choice for her.
“It’s a dream to work at something that I’m so passionate about,” said Power.
“I don’t feel tired or drained from doing it, so I made the choice to take a chance on it. If I didn’t take the opportunity now, I might regret it in the future.”
The Piltown clubwoman also revealed an injured knee that has kept her out of action since October is continuously improving, partly due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Listen: Katie Power on Scoreline Extra
Listen above to Katie Power on Scoreline Extra #009 from the 1:26 mark.
She said: “My knee is coming on. All that I’m doing at the moment is working and rehab.
“The pandemic has helped me in that sense since I came out of the brace and didn’t need the crutches anymore.”
While she did insist that a return to the camogie pitch is on the cards later this year, Power was reluctant to give a specific date for her comeback considering the scale of the injury.
“If it keeps improving as it is, I would definitely be happy, and I’d be hoping to play some part this season but there’s no timeframe as of yet.”
The 4-time All-Star winner was in the stands for Kilkenny’s historic All-Ireland final victory against Galway last December. Forced to watch on with crutches in hand rather than the more familiar hurl, Power admits that it was a “bittersweet” night for her personally.
“It was mixed emotions. From a Kilkenny point of view, it was just incredible to get over the line. I know that you don’t deserve anything in life, but that group of girls deserved it so much.
“It was extremely disappointing to miss out for myself. I never want to feel like that again because I would have loved to have played. It was very bittersweet.”