Irish sportswomen continue to make headlines! Whether it is Katie Taylor’s continued dominance in the boxing ring, or Rachel Blackmore’s phenomenal success in 2021 – as champion jockey at Cheltenham and the first ever female Grand National winner – Irish women are leading the way with their sporting achievements.
Based on interviews with the featured athletes and fully illustrated in colour, the second volume of Girls Play Too continues from where the first book left off. Spoilt for choice, Hurley’s selection includes some of the most successful athletes to ever grace a GAA pitch, pioneering horse-racing jockeys, elite figures from the athletics world, trailblazers of the Irish football team, stars of the hugely successful hockey team, and a host of women who are excelling in their chosen codes.
With her popular fairy-tale touch, Hurley tells the real-life stories of women who prove that gender is no barrier to success. Each story is one of empowerment and overcoming adversity, and the role models celebrated here are sure to inspire every reader.