Women’s World Football Show, Episode 155 features exclusive interviews with Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team Players Wexford Youths Striker Rianna Jarrett and Arsenal WFC Defender Louise Quinn; plus Irish author Kieran Crowley.
Despite being established over 45 years ago, the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Football Team has yet to qualify for a major tournament. However, there is hope on the horizon for women’s football in Ireland as the national team prepares to qualify for the UEFA Women’s European Championships 2021.
With the hiring of new manager Vera Pauw and talented young stars, the future is as bright as ever in Ireland. Another positive sign that women’s football is taking off in Ireland is the growing popularity of the Women’s National League (WNL) and it’s bright young star, our featured guest, Rianna Jarrett.
Also, featured on this episode is a special appearance by Rep. of Ireland star defender Louise Quinn! Plus, Irish author and women’s football advocate Kieran Crowley. And, a bonus snippet from Alana “AJ” Johnson’s interview with Megan Campbell from 2014.
It’s a New Day for women’s football in Ireland and it starts Right Now!
The phenom from Wexford has suffered her share of disappointing injuries over the course of her short 25 years. But one thing is for sure, Rianna Jarrett never let those injuries define her or dictate her future.
In this exclusive interview, Rianna discusses her resilience to return to the game she’s loved since her youth. Also, the young star shares stories of her childhood, the exciting experience of playing against the USA in front of 37,000 people, the state of women’s football in Ireland, and so much more!
If you’re looking for a young Irish player to root for heading into the UEFA Women’s Euro qualifiers, Rianna Jarrett is that player. (16’)
One of the biggest names on the Rep. of Ireland WNT, Arsenal WFC defender Louise Quinn talks with us about the upcoming UEFA Women’s Euro qualifiers, how women’s football is growing in Ireland, what we can do to help that growth, the upcoming FAWSL season, and more! (49′)
Irish author and women’s football advocate Kieran Crowley discusses his novel The Mighty Dynamo, youth football in Ireland, the influence of women’s football in his book, and more! (39’)
Follow Kieran on Twitter @KMarkCrowley
Read an excerpt from Chapter One of The Mighty Dynamo: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250079244
Listen to Alana “AJ” Johnson’s interview with Megan Campbell from Episode 31.
Listen to Patty’s interview with Steph Roche from Episode 43.
Photo Courtesy of: Wexford Youths Women
Original Broadcast Date: September 22, 2019
Women’s World Football Show is hosted, written, edited & produced by Patty La Bella.
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