Can see, can be: how to fix the issues in Irish women's rugby

Last week, John Cronin highlighted the deep-rooted flaws in the sport, here he examines how the game can be developed and the potential to attract supporters and sponsors

Brittany Hogan takes a selfie with supporters. Picture by Manuel Blondeau / Sportsfile

John Cronin

You may be familiar with the 10,000 hours theory — the input required to achieve excellence in your chosen discipline. Well, park that for a moment and focus instead on the 10 per-centers. Who are they? This is one of the fundamentals of understanding female sport: 90 per cent of female athletes are recreational and sport is part of their lifestyle; 10 per cent are serious and could be the best at any game they pursue. Sport is their lifestyle.