This weekend, the Ireland Women’s National Team will line out for the first of two major World Cup qualifying games. As part of #TheCallUp campaign, Three, proud sponsors of the Ireland football team, sat down with Ireland’s 22-year-old captain Katie McCabe ahead of the crucial ties.
The Arsenal striker recalls that she never had any doubts about becoming a professional footballer growing up, the challenge lay in how she was to go about achieving that goal. “It was hard work. It was going to every training session I could. Whether it was playing on a Saturday with a lads’ team and then playing on a Sunday with a girls’ team.”
Growing up playing in both boys’ and girls’ teams, McCabe had the perfect response to any boys mocking a girl playing football by reminiscing how “you put a goal in the back of the net and that keeps them quiet”.
The Irish skipper knows how important qualification for the World Cup will be to a younger generation of Irish football fans. “It gives those girls in grassroots football that incentive to go and play for the senior team.”
Three is encouraging Irish fans to answer #TheCallUp and get down to Tallaght to support the ‘Girls in Green’ in their World Cup qualifying games against Slovakia (April 6th) and Netherlands (April 10th).
We will be bringing five Sport for Business members and a guest to Tallaght Stadium for a VIP experience at the Netherlands game on Tuesday evening, 10th April. If you are a member or have attended our Annual Women in Sport Conference email us today quoting #IRLWNT in the subject line and join us for a special night. First come, first served.
Join us for a special Business of Cycling Breakfast in Dublin on April 11th when we will hear the inspiring story of Peter Ryan’s journey from Tipperary to Rio and explore the possibilities that cycling offers to individuals and the Business community. Find out more here.