Cora Staunton’s new rugby interest to feature on RTÉ show

Cora Staunton.

Cora Staunton.

This week’s instalment of popular television programme Thank GAA It’s Friday is to look at one of Mayo’s greatest footballing legends, Cora Staunton, who has now turned her hand to women’s rugby.

The programme is a timely look at the sport at a regional level with the buzz about women’s rugby following Ireland’s achievements during the World Cup in France.

According to the programme producers, Loose Horse, Mayo GAA fans don’t have to worry about losing Staunton to rugby altogether as she speaks about how the new rugby challenge is helping to make her a better GAA footballer as well.

Staunton plays with Castlebar Ladies rugby team.

The show segment was filmed at Carnacon Ladies’ homeground in Ballintubber and Castlebar Rugby Club at Derrycoosh.

Caroline Staunton, Castlebar Ladies team captain, also highlighted this week that the club is recruiting new members and anyone interested in playing ladies’ rugby can contact her on (086 ) 3512280 or email [email protected].

Another Mayo GAA legend, John Maughan, also features on tonight’s programme.

Maughan goes head-to-head with Jack O’Connor - in punditry that is - ahead of the Kerry v Mayo All Ireland semi-final showdown on Sunday.

Thank GAA It’s Friday airs this evening (Friday ) on RTÉ Two at 8.30pm.

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