Video: Oldest player in the Championship
21 August 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.