Despite all the successes of our female sporting heroes it is still possible to pick up the eight page weekend sports supplement of one of our national newspapers and find not a single word written by a female journalist, or a single sentence covering a women’s sporting event! So, we ask the question, have women crossed the gain line in Irish sport?
Sarah O’Connor is Head of Sport at WHPR and is former Chief Executive of the Federation of Irish Sport (the representative association for Ireland sports governing bodies).
Alison Stewart is a rugby player who has been capped thirty six times for Ireland.
Sinead Finnegan is a Dublin footballer and holder of two All-Ireland winners medals.
Sarah Ennis is a horsewoman, a star in the world of eventing and a team silver medallist at the 2018 World Championships.In conversation with Deirdre Hurley