Carlow footballer Cliodhna Ní Shé has been telling KCLR that the sitdown protests over the weekend in camogie and ladies’ football were all about solidarity.
Players took matters into their own hands to protest the inaction of the three national governing bodies in relation to implementing a female squad charter.
See also: Remainder of 2023 senior inter-county camogie and ladies football championship to continue ‘under protest’
Ní Shé says supports being delivered are not always in line with expectations on both sides;
“It’s a minimum standard to play, stuff as simple as pitches and physios at training, and like we’re expected to perform at the elite level without elite support in some cases.”
“Now I will emphasize we are very lucky (Carlow LGFA) and I know there is a lot of hard work being done and sometimes pitches might be an issue, but we are usually in a very good position in that way. So it’s just, it’s a collective for all counties.”
“So just to avoid situations like Cavan ladies having to go on strike and the Kildare ladies camogie team. It’s a simple thing to enforce the charters that will definitely make a huge difference in the strive for equality.”
Carlow takes on Derry this Sunday in a must-win game with throw-in set for 2pm in Netwatch Cullen Park.
Listen back to Cliona as she discusses a wide range of topics from her injury last year, to the current campaign on Scoreline Extra below: