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Why now is the ideal time for Cora to play AFL

Cora Staunton has admitted that now was the best time for her to travel to Australia and play professional football.

In an exclusive interview on this week’s SportsGirls Podcast Cora tells why the decision to go to play AFL was made easier for her: “Decisions for next year with county won’t be made until April but I’m not going to be missing any club match while I’m gone. If I do, it’s maybe the first round of the league here in Mayo. So I’m not going to be missing much”

“She did reveal that if the opportunity had arose 10 years ago she wouldn’t have taken it up. If it was 10 years ago and I was going to be missing a full season, would I have done it? Probably not. I had probably offers when I was in college. We’d won All-Irelands with Mayo at 20/21 to go to America and do financially okay out of it for the Summer”

Staunton went on to say: “I turned all them offers down for a couple of years because if I’d done that, that was my year with Mayo done. Maybe not with club done but probably putting the club under a good bit of pressure. Now when it’s not effecting really anything”

No decision has been made about her inter-county career yet: “Whether I play next year with Mayo, I’ve no decision made.”

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“There won’t be added pressure on me in AFL” CORA

For years Cora Staunton has been a leader for both her club Carnacon and county Mayo. Her move to the AFL and Sydney Swans will bring about a new challenge for the 35 year old and she admitted she’ll be...

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“The best thing sport has given me is my friends”: CORA STAUNTON

Cora Staunton has won All-Irelands with club and county as well as All-Stars but she revealed on this week’s SportsGirls Podcast that the best thing the sport has given her, is her friends. The Carnacon...

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“Extension of AFL won’t help Ladies Footballers in the future”-CORA

Cora Staunton believes her move to play in the AFL with Sydney Swans will not be the start of an influx from Ireland of Ladies GAA players. Staunton makes the move after a long season with club and county...

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Denise O’Flaherty: All Ireland Ladies Football Final Previews. Let’s Go!

It’s Ladies Day on Sunday in Croke Park when the Ladies All-Ireland Football Finals take place. Three intriguing matches are in store and it looks like a record number will be in attendance.  ...

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GAA Sunrise: White’s game winning point stirs up memories for Curran

  Shane Curran compared Julia White’s winning point for Cork in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final on Sunday to that of Frankie Dolan’s in the All-Ireland Club Football Final in 2013. On that...

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Star Secrets with Westmeath’s Muireann Scally

This Sunday September 10th, Westmeath will take on Dublin in the All Ireland Premier Junior Final. Before the game, we caught up with one of Westmeath’s influential player’s Muireann Scally....

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‘It is a bit raw as I intended to play a part on the pitch for 2016′

  ‘It was the first year we tasted success with our Leinster campaign. We had a great run in the All Ireland series and unfortunately lost out to a great Waterford side who are making strides at...

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SportsGirls Podcast: Exclusive Interview with Aoife Lane WGPA Chairperson

  The girls of SportsGirls were left very much inspired after speaking with WGPA Chairperson Aoife Lane on the Sportgirls Podcast. Aoife Lane has inspired so many young female athletes in our country...

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‘We’re very lucky in Dublin that there is a great relationship between the two county boards.’

This week caught up with Dublin LGFA star and Castleknock native Dr. Noelle Healy. In and around her extremely busy lifestyle of playing with Dublin and working as a Doctor she kindly took...