Only recently we have gotten to see how amazing the ladies of Gaelic football are in this country, for many years many of us only focused on whoever would be lifting the Sam Maguire cup in September and didn’t really how amazing the woman of the LGFA are.
For me personally, I’m guilty 100% of this and only recently seeing for myself realised how lucky we are to have both amazing men and women represent Mayo in the GAA.
In today’s post, I will be talking about one of the pioneers for women in GAA, a true inspiration to the future, wing-back Kathryn Sullivan.
Ever since her debut against Galway in 2007, the Castlebar native has been a trailblazer and it’s only recently we have gotten to see what Sulli is truly capable of on the field.
There has been a rollercoaster of a journey for the Mayo ladies in recent times, they’re hunt for the Brendan Martin cup may still be on, with the recent revival of Mayo ladies and ladies like Kathryn lining out in the green and red, there’s no doubt Mayo will continue to be one of the leading teams in the LGFA.
Whilst away from the green and red jersey, Kathryn has been one of the leading ladies in Castlebar Mitchell’s recent intermediate success and whilst being a role model to the future ladies of Mayo LGFA.
I recently attended the Mayo ladies vs Donegal and it’s safe to say you just have to see Kathryn in action for yourself to fully understand how brilliant she really is.
A great interception that lead to a Mayo Goal, a great leader on the field and a true inspiration to any aspiring ladies footballer out there.
The veteran may keep breaking down stereotypes of what it means to be a woman in GAA but from a fan’s perspective, I like many are proud to have the likes of Kathryn deck out in the Mayo colours.
It’s safe to say we are seeing the best of Sulli and I’ve no doubt there’s a great season ahead.
I look forward to seeing what the season has in store of Kathryn and I’ve no doubt she’ll keep showing why she’s one of the best in the county.
Wishing Kathryn and the ladies all the best for the coming year !