Irish sportswomen have been breaking the mould for a very, very long time. In 1956, Maeve Kyle became our first female Olympian, and in 1978 rally driver Rosemary Smith broke the country’s land-speed record! Through the 1990s and 2000s we had world champions in Sonia O’Sullivan, Derval O’Rourke and Olive Loughnane, and more recently, the fantastic Katie Taylor, Kellie Harrington and Annalise Murphy have been among those who have put Irish sportswomen on the map. This book breaks the mould once more, as a first ever compendium of stories for children about our best contemporary sportswomen.

With a fairytale touch, RTÉ’s Jacqui Hurley tells the stories of women who have proved that being a girl is not a barrier to sporting success. Each story is one of overcoming big challenges, and the role models celebrated here are sure to inspire the next generation of Irish sportswomen. Featuring twenty-five dazzling athletes, and with delightful drawings by five wonderful female Irish illustrators, Girls Play Too is a celebration of some of our brightest and best sporting stars, and of all that you can achieve if you try your best and never give up on your dreams.

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ISBN/EAN 9781785374661
Author Jacqui Hurley
Publisher Irish Academic Press
Imprint Merrion Press
Publication date 6 Jun 2023
Format Paperback
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Girls Play Too Book: Inspiring Stories of Irish Sportswomen

First ever compendium of stories for 8-14-year olds about Ireland’s most accomplished sportswomen, from RTÉ sports broadcaster Jacqui Hurley. Vividly illustrated with original drawings by five Irish female artists.

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