This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 24 October, 2019
Advertisement

This sign perfectly illustrates the importance of what Ireland's women's football team did last week

*praise hands*

Stephaine Roche celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with a penalty Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

EARLIER TODAY, IRELAND’S women’s football team played Slovakia in a friendly in Tallaght Stadium.

The girls in green beat the visitors 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Stephanie Roche, much to everyone’s delight.

The match came just one week after the team found itself in a heated dispute with the FAI following an astonishing press conference in which the players alleged they weren’t being adequately supported or compensated by the organisation.

Among other things, the team outlined how they weren’t in receipt of loss of earnings and were forced to share their kits with underage teams. Following lengthy negotiations, the issues were resolved to everyone’s satisfaction last week and the players were able to focus on what really matters – representing their country.

Rather wonderfully, there was a sizable contingent of young girls in attendance at today’s match.

And this sign perfectly illustrates how important the team’s fight last week was and just what it meant to young girls playing sport in Ireland.

Because of you we’ll get equal pay when we grow up

Heroes.

(h/t Edel O’Connor)

More: In praise of the guts and courage shown by Ireland’s women’s football team >

DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add!

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Amy O'Connor

Read next:

COMMENTS (5)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel