I received  a gift of  a book‘A BIT OF A SHEMOZZLE’ – GAA Quips & Quotes – BMartin O’Duffy ) for Christmas. I had a quick glance over it and something on page 25 jumped out at me, it was from 1997.

” Everyone is looking at women’s Gaelic Football as a serious thing now. It’s no joke anymore and it’s not a reason just to get the women out of the kitchen – they’re playing it because they want to win.

Noreen Walsh, Waterford footballer, on the growing significance of women’s football in Ireland (1997)