A trib­ute to the sportswomen of Wick­low

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - SPORT -

LAST week, the world cel­e­brated In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day and on Sun­day it was the turn of moth­ers to be honoured.

With those mo­men­tous days in mind, we de­cided to pay trib­ute to the sportswomen of Wick­low by reach­ing out and speak­ing to as many as we could to get their thoughts on their ca­reers, their en­deav­ours, their hopes and dreams in a rapidly chang­ing world.

This week, we spoke to women from the world of the GAA, soc­cer and rugby and we hope to make con­tact with the blos­som­ing world of women’s box­ing and all other sports within which Wick­low women are par­tic­i­pat­ing in in the very near fu­ture.

There are dif­fi­cul­ties within the world of sport for women, many of which are raised in the fol­low­ing pages, such as lack of cov­er­age, lack of sup­port, lack of devel­op­ment, in­ad­e­quate fa­cil­i­ties.

But there are also pos­i­tives, many, many pos­i­tives. In Wick­low we are blessed with some of the finest sportswomen in Ire­land and be­yond. We salute them and we wish them noth­ing but the best.

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