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Kathy Donaghy: 'Girls need more visible sport role models to be inspired'

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Sports need to harness the power of their stars to light the way for others. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Sports need to harness the power of their stars to light the way for others. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Sports need to harness the power of their stars to light the way for others. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Irish women have never achieved more in sport than in recent years, but press someone to name some of the young women excelling in their fields and many would still be hard pressed to do so.

Having a visible role model is one of the key things sports organisations and experts say is important in ensuring that girls stick with their sport into early adulthood and beyond.


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