The WGPA released a report today. Levelling the field it’s called. It’s not great reading.
There’s a 42 article with former Cork Camogie goalkeeper Aoife Murray today. She spent 9/10 years travelling from Dublin to Cork for training and spent in excess of 50k in travelling expenses.
That’s probably an extreme example but the problem still exists and in a Covid filled world car sharing is not encouraged.
The first reaction of many to this would ‘so much for 20X20’. It’s not that simple unfortunately. It’s all cyclical, if we as supporters constantly commit to supporting female inter county players like we do the men they’ll be supported more financially and in others ways and then they’ll be able to continuously improve and get the most out of themselves.
It’s great having 56k+ at an All Ireland Final on the biggest day of the year. However there’s still tumbleweeds blowing around club grounds in January and February with league games going on. The best way to support these players is actually get out and support them (obviously not at the moment).
It’s come so far but there’s still so much farther to go.