Tuesday 23 July 2019

Trant: Cluxton changed game

SAFE HANDS: Dublin’s Ciara Trant is looking forward to the Leinster SFC Final against Westmeath on Sunday. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
SAFE HANDS: Dublin’s Ciara Trant is looking forward to the Leinster SFC Final against Westmeath on Sunday. Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Conor McKenna

Dublin's TG4 All-Star Ciara Trant believes that better goalkeeping has brought ladies football to a whole new level.

Trant has also praised her male counterpart Stephen Cluxton with changing the face of the game.

"Goalkeeping standards rising has brought the game to a whole new level. It's fantastic to see and the more goalkeeping rises, the harder it is on forwards and the better the defence becomes as well," she said.

"Cluxton has changed the game and he's set the bar higher for everyone to try and reach so, yeah, everyone's following in his footsteps and it's great to be able to learn from someone who's such a nice guy and so efficient at what he does," said Trant, speaking in Dublin as the LGFA's new insurance partner AIG announced exclusive discounts on car and home insurance for LGFA members and their families.

Trant is goalkeeper for Mick Bohan's side, who face Westmeath in the TG4 Leinster final next Sunday.

"I'm always extremely nervous playing Westmeath," she revealed. "The scoreline over the past few years hasn't reflected how the game has gone. I think two years ago they hit the crossbar three times in the game. They're always up for it so there will be a bit of nerves on my part which will probably be a healthy thing."

Trant has praised her male counterpart Stephen Cluxton with changing the face of the game. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Trant has praised her male counterpart Stephen Cluxton with changing the face of the game. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

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