Fair Game #2 | Grass roots

On this edition of Fair Game, we’re paring things back to where it all begins for athletes – the grass-roots of their schools, clubs and communities. We’re exploring the development of girls’ sports from a young age, and how that interest carries through to adulthood. Joining us for this episode are two women who are in the best possible position to discuss this topic – both elite athletes in their respective fields, and both working continuously towards developing gender parity in sport. On the pitch, Nora Stapleton plays out-half for both the Irish women’s rugby squad and the three-in-a-row AIL champions Old Belvedere. Off it, she is the Women’s & Girls Rugby Development Executive with the IRFU, and previously worked as a Games Promotion Officer with the GAA. Ruth Fahy is a midfield maestro with Wexford Youths FC, and played a key role in her team’s first ever FAI Women’s Cup triumph last November… Ruth is also a columnist for the Continental Tyres Women’s National League, frequently tackling many of the issues that will be up for discussion here and now.