Q Tell us about your childhood?
A I grew up on a farm outside Bushmills - my dad John had a fencing business and is also a beef and sheep farmer. My mum Pamela was a primary school teacher and is semi-retired now, and I have two brothers, David and Jonathan.
We had a wonderful childhood growing up in the country, following dad around the farm, and having lots of friends round. We were lucky to have very supportive parents who lifted and laid us and took us to all sorts of activities - Irish dancing, piano lessons, violin, and took my brothers to rugby.
When I was a child, I didn't know girls could play rugby. I wasn't even overly sporty when I was at primary school - I was part of the football team but I wasn't given the opportunity to play any other sport as a girl. Rugby was never on my radar.
Q What are you most proud of?
A Getting through medical school and becoming a doctor is definitely one of the things I'm proud of. My final year of medicine was an absolute rollercoaster - I was playing my first season of rugby with the Ireland team, had to have a heart procedure and had to get through my final exams, so I'm definitely proud of getting through all that.
For my first cap with Ireland, we played against Italy at home in the Six Nations and beat them 14-3.
In the couple of years running up to my final exams, I was having palpitations at times during sport.
One weekend I was at training camp with Ireland and in every session I was getting palpitations which were lasting longer.
They said I wasn't allowed to train until I got properly checked out.
The following week I saw a cardiologist who found I had arrhythmia and I had to have an ablation.
I had to defer my finals until May, but I did play rugby three weeks later and got my first cap for Ireland.
Playing for Ireland was something I never imagined I would or could achieve, but to be able to run out on the pitch and play for my country was unbelievable.
Q The one regret you wish you could amend?
A I don't regret much in my life, as I know a lot of things which maybe didn't turn out the way I expected have allowed me to grow into who I am today. I do regret not giving myself enough time to rest after injuries. I'm currently trying to come back from a long-term ankle injury for which I've had a couple of surgeries - and I haven't properly played rugby in about 18 months.
In hindsight, recovery might've been much shorter had I been able to take more time off work, give it proper time to heal, and not try to rush back to the game I love.
At the time, I just wanted to get back on my feet and start pushing myself through rehab.
I'm hoping it doesn't lead to any long term consequences, but if it does then that's just something I will have to live with.
Q What about phobias. Do you have any?
A I wouldn't say I have many phobias - but there are definitely some things I'm scared of.
I hate not being able to do things and do them well, so I suppose I have a fear of not being good enough or failing at something.
Q The temptation you cannot resist?
A I eat chocolate every day without fail. I think it brings me too much joy, so I don't even allow the thought of resisting it.
The other thing that balances that out is training. I know training probably doesn't seem like a temptation for people, but I just love the buzz of going to the gym, or running and pushing myself really hard, and I'll do it even when I'm not meant to, like a day or two after having surgery - not the wisest decision.
Q Your number one prized possession?
A My engagement ring, my car, my Wattbike and my piano keyboard are some of the things coming to mind, but generally I don't fuss much over any of the things I own - at the end of the day, they're just things.
Q The book that's most impacted your life?
A The Bible, definitely. I grew up being taught all the stories through church and my parents, but in the past number of years, as my faith has developed, the Bible has become integral to my beliefs, how I live my life and ultimately my relationship with God.
I would never have said that through school I was a Christian.
When I went to university I certainly had that freedom away from my parents and didn't have the same constraints and accountability for what I was doing.
I enjoyed myself for the first few years, but probably in third or fourth year in university I decided I wanted to put my trust in God and give my life to being a Christian and doing what the Bible says.
Q If you had the power or authority, what would you do?
A I would want to try and help with poverty across the world and also global warming.
I watched the David Attenborough documentary on Netflix recently and I was blown away by what it was saying and the impact we are all having on the earth.
There needs to be more of a population buy-in in trying to change how we live in order to help the world.
Q What makes your blood boil every time without fail?
A People believing fake information they read online or on social media and using it to complain or argue about things. Actually, generally people complain about things that they don't know much about, when they haven't looked at the bigger picture or all points of view, or even thought about it in a logical manner. Wearing masks, social distancing - with Covid, those are things that research has shown will help to stop the spread of the virus and yet there are people who have read up on conspiracy theories and haven't actually looked at the evidence behind things.
Q Who has most influenced you in life?
A My parents. My dad has always been such a hard worker, always out on the farm day and night to provide for us as a family - seeing this growing up really taught me the essence of hard work and determination.
I think learning from both of them is what initiated my inner drive and ambition to constantly work to be the best I could be at anything I put my mind to.
Q Your top three dinner party guests, dead or alive, and why?
A This is a hard question as I'm not massively fussed on celebrities. What I do know is where I'd choose to have a dinner party - at Magheramorne Estate. It's such a beautiful spot.
But if you were pushing me I would choose the Queen, Mary Peters and Mary Berry, because they're all wise women with plenty of life experience who would have loads of stories to keep us all entertained.
Q The best piece of advice you've ever received?
A To give 100% at whatever you do so you can look back in the future and, even if things haven't gone to plan, you won't have any regrets.
Q The unlikely interest or hobby that you love?
A Playing the piano. When I say I play rugby, people don't expect me to also enjoy sitting down to play classical music. I started playing when I was six, and it really takes your mind off everything else.
Q The poem that touches your heart?
A I honestly don't have a clue - poetry isn't really my thing. I did English Literature for GCSE, but I hated it. I remember the names of some of the poems but I couldn't tell you what they were about.
Q The happiest moment of your life?
A I'm going to be cheesy and say that it was probably getting engaged - it happened in May at the end of the first lockdown.
Jonny and I hadn't seen each other at all over the previous weeks and months, and he completely surprised me with a ring.
So that was a really lovely end to lockdown, and it's so exciting now looking ahead to the wedding and our future together.
Q And the saddest?
A When my uncle Roger died unexpectedly in 2013 of a massive heart attack - he was only 47, and it was really quite difficult to comprehend that he'd gone so early.
He was such a kind and caring man - he's still missed today, and won't ever be forgotten.
Q The one event that made a difference in your life?
A The World Cup in 2017. It took place in Ireland at the end of my first year working as a doctor.
The whole year was a really challenging time for me, working crazy hours in the hospital each week and then spending all my free time training - getting up before work for the gym, and training again after work, as well as travelling to Dublin for camps.
It was full on, and I absolutely burnt myself out, but I was trying to make sure I was doing enough to get onto the World Cup squad.
There was a massive amount of expectation on us, being the home nation, and unfortunately we just didn't perform.
Personally, the whole experience was really difficult, and didn't work out as I had imagined as I only got to play in one of the five matches.
It made me question a lot of the choices I'd made over the past year, recognise the sacrifices I'd made in order to be a part of it and allowed me to have a renewed appreciation for the things that matter most, like family and friends.
It's also helped me work out how to get a better balance in life, as well as teaching me resilience, and motivating me to train smarter and become a more rounded rugby player.
Q What's the ambition that keeps driving you forward?
A I always want to be the best version of myself - I want to achieve my potential in whatever I'm doing.
In rugby, I believe there's so much more I can give, so I will keep striving for that, and hope I can return from injury to play for Ireland again.
With work, there's a constant ambition to help people in whatever way I can, whether that's giving medical advice, prescribing medication or just listening to them.
And generally in life, I'm driven by my faith in God - I want to enjoy the life He's blessed me with and live for His glory.
Q What's the philosophy that you live by?
A Give your all in whatever you do.
Q How do you want to be remembered?
A As someone who was hard-working, committed and a good team player.
I couldn't care less about people remembering my achievements.
I would prefer to be remembered for my qualities as a person, and hopefully that might be being a kind and genuine person.
Claire recently took part in the Game Changers NI virtual event presented by Electric Ireland, to celebrate the International Day of the Girl