ONE of Galway’s best sportswomen will be the guest of honour in this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.
Dora Gorman who has excelled on and off the sports field will be feted at the parade in a vintage car.
Ms Gorman has brought honour beyond her youthful years to both county and country. She was a member of the Galway Ladies Senior GAA football
team for a number of years and has won county titles with Salthill/Knocknacarra.
She started her soccer career in Salthill Devon under Kieran O'Mahony and she captained the Republic of Ireland under 17 Womens Soccer team at the European Championships (defeated only after a penalty shootout in the final ).
She also is captain of U19 Irish Senior Womens soccer team which played in the Algarve Cup recently.
Ms Gorman again represented Ireland at the FIFA World Cup Finals where the team distinguished themselves and Ireland with great dignity. All of
these achievements were undertaken during her Leaving Cert year.
However, this didn’t seem to have any adverse effect on Dora as she performed excellently in her Leaving Cert where she got maximum marks,
achieving first in Ireland in Leaving Cert physics 2011 as a pupil of Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill.
She has also represented Ireland internationally at hockey and again to no great surprise has done so with great honour. She is now studying medicine and continues to play soccer with Peamount in Dublin.