Kerry is a county whose sporting sons are revered and celebrated, their stories spoken of and their names etched forever in local folklore. But what about the daughters of the county, the women whose sporting achievements matched and in cases exceeded their male counterparts. Their names are less known, their stories even more so!
Joe McGill and Connie Broderick have produced a series called Kerry Women in Sport, where we travel the length and breadth of the county to meet a variety of women celebrating their stories as Kerry’s influential women in sport.
Every week over the next 10 weeks on Radio Kerry Sunday sport and Terrace Talk we are going to hear an episode from the 20 part series.
In this episode we hear from Geraldine O’Shea. On five different occasions Geradline was named on the Ladies Football All-Stars team, as well as their Team of the Decade in 2010. She captained Kerry in 2003 when Kerry won the Munster Ladies football championship against Waterford before taking up the role again in 2008. O’Shea was Kerry’s longest serving Intercounty footballer, playing when the kingdom last won the All Ireland in 1993 and winning an All Star more than a decade later in 2004. She has also starred at international level in soccer. Here is Kerry women in sport with Geraldine O’Shea.