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
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...
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