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Former international says parents should use Women’s World Cup to create new role models for young girls
With the FIFA women’s World Cup kicking off in France tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, a former Irish international player who played in the UEFA Champions League for Galway in 2009 is calling on more Galway girls to tune in, get informed, and identify international stars who can be their role models.
The prestigious Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone hosted the Under 19 Republic of Ireland football squad and their counterparts ahead of the recent UEFA Under 19 European Championship fixtures at Longford Town’s Calling stadium.
Galway Women’s FC play Shelbourne in the national final of the inaugural Continental Tyres U17 Women’s National League in Drom on Sunday (3pm).
A new League of Ireland book will come to Galway United this weekend for sale.
Seventeen-year-old Aoife Thompson was the hero on Sunday when her late goal helped propel Galway Women’s FC to their first win of the season, overcoming Kilkenny 2-1.
There was a surprise announcement from Athlone Town last weekend as Aaron Callaghan was confirmed as first team manager with immediate effect.
A complete person has to be more than the sum of their parts — whether it be in sport, culture or in general society. We have seen that in the role that the victorious Galway hurlers have played in highlighting social issues since their win last month. We have heard interviews where they talk of their role in society and the role that they would prefer that society adapted to them.
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) last week handed down 12 month bans to two Athlone Town players, after an investigation found them guilty of unduly influencing games with a view to gaining corrupt betting profits.