PODCAST: The Fair Green (Ladies Football – Nóirín Walsh)
In our last ‘The Fair Green’ of 2020:
This week we celebrate the All-Ireland football champions from 25 years as we welcome Waterford’s 1995 winning captain Nóirín Walsh to ‘The Fair Green.’
Nóirin reminisces on a golden period for the Deise footballers who won five Brendan Martin Cups between 1991 and 1998, including her leading Waterford to a 4-14 to 1-5 victory over Monaghan in 1995.
We look back on that match and that period; Waterford taking the reigns from Kerry before handing over to Mayo at the end of the 90s.
We chat about the significance of 1991’s win over Laois; the feeling leading into their devastating display against Monaghan in 1995; and the sweetness of getting back on top in 1998.
And Nóirín shares a story about how the Waterford footballers nearly brought home a lamb as their new mascot.
(This interview was recorded before the All-Ireland senior hurling final between Waterford and Limerick).
**’The Fair Green’ will return again in January 2021 on sportsdaz.ie
**’SportsDaz Football’ with Niamh Kindlon on Wednesday looks ahead to the All-Ireland Final with Dublin’s Sinead Aherne and Westmeath’s Fiona Claffey
**’The Curtain Raiser’ with Rena Buckley on Friday looks ahead to the All-Ireland Final with Cork’s Doireann O’Sullivan and Meath’s Máire O’Shaughnessy
**Theme Song – ‘National Duality’ (c) josephmcdade.com/music
**(Photos (c) Lorraine O’Sullivan (INPHO) & Stephen McCarthy (Sportsfile)
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