Bob Marley, the Reggae Girlz, and something to learn from

The 20x20 initiative to increase coverage of women’s sport in Ireland received an example to point to from an unexpected source this week. If you streamed Three Little Birds on Spotify, you helped Jamaica’s women footballers qualify for the World Cup

19th October, 2018
Jamaica's women's football team make history. Pic: Getty

Anyone who fits the cross section of League of Ireland fan and Bob Marley fan can tell you the Jamaican legend once played a gig in Dalymount Park. The late musician was quite the football fan, but he probably never envisioned the impact his music would have close to home.

Jamaica’s national women’s team, the Reggae Girlz, was all but doomed at the turn of the decade. The Jamaican FA removed all funding for the...

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