It feels like a lifetime ago when girls in Ireland were struggling to find a female mentor in women’s sports.
It took many years, but we are finally getting to appreciate the amazing women we have representing Mayo in the green and red jersey.
In today’s post I will be talking about a young lady who even though made her debut against Galway in 2015 has become a role model and inspiration to young aspiring footballers in Mayo, Corner Back Danielle Caldwell.
This past season we finally got to see how amazing our Mayo ladies are when they made their way to the All Ireland Semi-Final in Croke Park losing out to runners-up Kerry.
In her early days in her sporting career Caldwell spent some time playing for Castlebar Town but as time went on the people of Mayo GAA got to realise she belongs on the field wearing the green and red of Mayo.
After a brilliant season in the green and red this year, Caldwell’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed as the Castlebar Mitchels native was awarded his first All Star at the latest All-Star Banquet.
We all know in the world of Mayo GAA it can bring you some of your best and worst days but the fact that Caldwell is one of two recipients for Mayo this year is the inspiration that the future needs.
When she’s not decked out in the green and red jersey Danielle proudly plays with Castlebar Mitchels being one of their star players.
Being known on the team as one of the girls that will help you when you need help, being a leader both on and off the field.
As we say the best is yet to come but without a doubt Danielle is a perfect role model and inspiration to the future of ladies footballers in Ireland.
I’ve no doubt next year we will see Danielle shine on the field.
As we say the best is yet to come and I look forward to seeing Danielle and the girls continue this new era of Mayo ladies football and show young girls that if you dream big and put in the work, the results can be achieved.