Elaine Byrne: Our elite women footballers deserve more than crumbs

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror at how it patronises the women it supposedly represents

Galway’s Nicola Ward and Doireann O’Sullivan of Cork: the venue for the game was changed twice. Picture: Inpho

I have two fingers that have been broken so many times they are permanently crooked. A bottom front tooth is fractured and chipped. There is a deep indentation on my lower left leg from the stud of a boot. My right knee has multiple scars from operations.

These are the injuries inflicted upon me by opponents in the GAA fields of Wicklow, Limerick and Dublin. I have broken the bones of competitors too. There is ...