Monday 23 April 2018

Steph Roche's goal has done wonders for women's sport

Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

If the best 'technical' goal really does win the Puskas award at FIFA'S Ballon d'Or in Zurich today then Stephanie Roche won't be off the rollercoaster for some time.

Even if it doesn't, the Shankill, Co Dublin woman has already made a massive contribution to women's sport globally. For the past 50 years female athletes, particularly in team sports, have wondered what they have to do to increase their audiences.

They inevitably encounter the same argument: people don't watch them because they're not as skilful or fast or powerful as their male counterparts.

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