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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.”

07Dec
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How a Cavan man got Cora to Australia-Sportsgirls Podcast

Cora Staunton has revealed how the opportunity to play AFL came about and how a Cavan man had his part to play in it. Speaking in an exclusive interview on this week’s SportsGirls Podcast Staunton...

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...

07Dec
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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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27Nov
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Ladies Club Final Preview: “Mourneabbey sprinkled with stars” Cora Staunton

  Inspired by last nights fantastic showing of Blue Sisters? well you don’t have to wait too long for more Ladies Football action as Parnell Park Sunday hosts the Senior Ladies Club Final...

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27Nov
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“Delighted it’s lovely to pick up the award”… Cora Staunton on her record equaling 11th All Star Award

  SportsGirls Podcast host Chloe Kelly traveled to Castlebar late Sunday evening to grab a chat with soon to be AFL star Cora Staunton less than 24hrs after equaling Mary Jo Curran with 11 All...

23Nov
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SportsGirls Podcast: Mixed emotions for Dormer in 2017

  What a difference a year makes. 2016 Kilkenny won the All-Ireland Camogie title for the first time since 1994 and in doing that denied their rivals Cork claiming the title for the third year in a...

21Nov
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SportsGirls Podcast New Eppy out now with Collette Dormer & Jen Murphy

  SportsGirls Podcast returns for another episode with a truly exciting line up, Kilkenny Camogie Star Collette Dormer joins the girls for a chat along with a woman working wonders within the Ladies...

31Oct
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Competition Time! Win 2 Nights in Killarney thanks to SportsGirls Podcast

  Win simply by following new SportsGirls Twitter page : @sportsgirlspod Winner Announced in next weeks show!

31Oct
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5 talking points from this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast

  One this week’s show our resident Camogie experts Ann Marie Guinan and Ger Kinane gave their selections for this year’s Camogie All-Stars with lots of debate about the various positions. The...

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