After a summer of success on the sports field two members of Wexford's All-Ireland Ladies football team paid a visit to their local school last week. Ciara Banville and Michelle Carty were part of the team that made it all the way to Croke Park this year for the first time since 2007. Bringing the silverware they had acquired over the course of an unforgettable season the pair offered some words of inspiration to the children of Taghmon National School.
“They’re great role models and they spoke really well and articulately, they praised Taghmon Camross GAA and encouraged the children to continue with sport, especially the girls,” said school principal Geraldine Doyle. “They talked about the friendships they had made through playing sport and how those friendships had helped them settle in at secondary school, and how they would continue to see the same faces as they went through and formed lifelong friendships through playing sports.”
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the children weren’t able to hoist the cups aloft and dream of All-Ireland success themselves, but the two star footballers made up for this by patiently signing the jerseys of all the pupils who’d decked themselves out in purple and gold for the day.