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Doherty expects more ladies footballers to depart for Oz

On this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast former Donegal player Nadine Doherty spoke to host Deniese O’Flaherty about the potential outflow of Ladies Footballers to Australia after the success of players like Sarah Rowe, Aisling McCarthy and Ailish Considine.

She said: “Obviously we will see a few more people going this year. Cross Coders are the agency behind that; they are a scouting agency. It would be a lot of young players’ dream to go to Australia and do a bit of travelling and so on.”

Nadine admitted that deciding to go to Australia comes with pros and cons: “I suppose playing at that high elite level where you are a professional athlete probably comes with its pros and cons. I don’t think the girls who go to Australia have a visa whereby they can work, even part-time. I think that’s why you find a lot of the girls come back here for the summer.”

She added: “I suppose you have to look at it as well. What kind of player are they looking for? Because you look at the girls who are there now. They are all very different football players. That would give every player in the country a bit of hope of going down there.”

She does believe that although players leaving Ireland is a worry for the LGFA, they are making fantastic improvements all the time: “For the LGFA it is probably a bit of a worry but I’d look at the LGFA now and they are really flying. I see they are in the best place for a long time. It’d be a fantastic experience for anybody who goes. Just to be an elite athlete.”

30Apr
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Doherty in high praise of the GAA in New York

Former Donegal player Nadine Doherty spoke about her experience of playing in New York on this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast. Nadine remembers her time with fondness and is delighted with the strides that...

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23Apr
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Sligo’s Jacqui Mulligan joins the SportsGirls Podcast this week.

Fresh from making it to the Division 3 final after defeating Roscommon by 2 points on Saturday Sligo Captain Jacqui Woods joins us this week. Jacqui took a year out of Inter County football in 2018 and is...

12Apr
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Herron talks about new Athlete Mentor role

Donegal’s Katy Herron is relishing the challenges that lie ahead in her new role as an Athlete Mentor. The new initiative is run by the Youth Sport Trust. Due to their partnership with Lidl and the...

12Apr
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Young players have impressed Herron

It’s all change for Donegal Ladies this year with the loss of several experienced players but many young players have stepped up to the mark. The Ulster County have a Division 1 semi-final to look...

12Apr
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Herron proof you can be a mother, work and play at the highest level

Donegal’s Katy Herron is proof that you can be a mother, work and play at the highest level with your county. Herron was guest on this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast and spoke about how she juggles being...

11Apr
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Katy Herron delights on this weeks SportsGirls Podcast

This week, we got to be honest we had two Donegal accents on the podcast this week and if that’s not enough to have you listen to the podcast we don’t know what is. Longford host Dee...

28Mar
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How development squads have helped the Carlow Ladies cause

Carlow Ladies are currently top of the Division 4 table and closing in on a place in the league semi-finals. Captain Nuala Mohan was the guest on this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast. She spoke of the...

28Mar
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Mohan talks about her native county’s relegation

After 27 years of being in the top division of the Ladies Football League Monaghan suffered relegation to Division 2 on Sunday last after losing to Tipperary. Speaking on this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast...

28Mar
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Carlow captain praises her County Board

As things go well for Carlow Ladies on the field, off the field they are working hard with the promotion of the game especially through their social media. Carlow captain Nuala Mohan praised the Carlow...