Video: Oldest player in the Championship

August 21, 2017

Sligo ladies footballers wear organ donor shirts

'Football has helped me immensely' - Sligo corner-back Etna Flanagan on returning to the game after the death of her 3-year-old son Rioghnán in 2015.

Aged 41, the oldest player in the TG4 All Ireland Championship is one step away from Croke Park after Sunday's quarter-final victory over Roscommon.

'To be honest, football helped me through it all and it still does, every day. I'll play as long as I can, I love playing and the ambition is to win the All Ireland'. 

Etna's son Rioghnán had been waiting for a heart transplant and now her Sligo team-mates wear tee-shirts before games to raise awareness of donor cards.

Video by Jerome Quinn for the LGFA. 

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