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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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The last 7 years has been the most successful period in history for Dublin GAA. Since Stephen Cluxton’s iconic match winning kick in the dying seconds of the 2011 All-Ireland final, the Jackeens...

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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...

07Dec
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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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County titles for city clubs important to keep interest alive – Seán Óg

Sean Og O’ hAilpin believes it’s important for clubs in the cities to win county titles in order to keep the interest going in the city. The former Cork hurling star made the comments on this...

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Living and working within the county a big part of Dublin’s success: McHugh

Donegal star Mark McHugh believes the biggest reason for Dublin’s success is the fact players live and work within the county. McHugh was talking on this week’s Super 8s Podcast about Dublin’s...

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McHugh looking forward to new start under Bonner

Mark McHugh is looking forward to the new chapter in Donegal GAA under Declan Bonner. Bonner, a former All-Ireland winner in 1992 and county minor manager was named Donegal Senior boss back in September....

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McHugh couldn’t be happier winning County title with Kilcar

After a wait of 24 years Mark McHugh revealed on this week’s Super 8s Podcast how good it was for his club Kilcar  to win the Donegal County Championship. McHugh was an integral part of the team...

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