Sheridan’s delight at winning All-Ireland with her father


When Cavan Ladies claimed the All-Ireland Intermediate title in 2013 three Sheridan sisters were involved with the panel; Mona, Aishling and Geraldine. Their father Gerry also played a part too, he was their manager.

Former Cavan footballer Gerry and Fintan Farrell from Cavan Gaels were the joint management team that helped the Breffni County secure Senior football.

2013 was Aishling’s first year in with Cavan. Speaking on this week’s Sportsgirls Podcast she admitted she was delighted to have her father involved: “It was good. It was my first year in the panel. I was a bit timid. He had managed us with the club so I’ve to take it as that’s your manager when I’m on the pitch. It’s not your dad, it’s your coach. Once we get home there might be an odd argument.”

Aishling admitted that despite her views she had to respect her father while he was their manager: “On the training field or on the pitch. He is our manager and he is our coach. You mightn’t agree with what he says but you can’t really start an argument over it.”

Football is a way of life for the Sheridan family and every game is scrutinised in their Mullahoran home: “After every club game and county game there’s post match analysis. People might call around, the kettle is on and we’d go through the game.”

Aishling appreciates her parents support: “It’s brilliant. You like to go home and it’s great having mam and dad there because they are so supportive.”