About

Fair Game is a fortnightly podcast, with a firm focus on Irish sportswomen. Over the course of the series Fair Game will be tackling the many issues that impact women’s sports in Ireland – from grassroots development to media coverage, from sponsorship opportunities to sport as a sustainable career, and everything else in between – Fair Game will be an open forum for discussion with our country’s trailblazing athletes, journalists and leaders.

Join the conversation – email womeninsportpodcast@gmail.com, or follow Fair Game on Twitter at @FairGameCast

Fair Game is presented by Elaine Buckley and Emily Glen, two active participants in and supporters of sport who bonded over the lack of coverage that the athletes they look up to so much receive, and so decided to team up and do something about it.

They care not for writing third-person bios about themselves, SO by way of an introduction, their respective answers to these five key questions should tell you everything you need to know…

EMILY

FAVOURITE SPORTS:
Athletics, triathlon and tennis.

MOST ADMIRED ATHLETES:
Fionnuala McCormack, Aileen Reid, Derval O’Rourke

DREAM TEAMS:
I’ve an awful grá for the Cork Ladies footballers since reading Mary White’s ‘Relentless’. And you can’t not be a fan of the Irish Women’s Rugby team.

PROUDEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT:
Finishing my first marathon – I wore that medal for about a week solid!

MOST BELOVED SPORTING MOMENT OF ALL TIME:
Watching Finnuala McCormack run her FIRST marathon in 2:31 in Zurich, 4th fastest time for an Irish woman.

ELAINE

FAVOURITE SPORTS:
Gaelic football, hockey and rugby.

MOST ADMIRED ATHLETES:
Cora Staunton, Niamh Briggs and Shirley McKay

DREAM TEAMS:
The Dublin Ladies footballers – the only team to disrupt Cork’s reign of supremacy, by winning the All Ireland in 2010! Two tough final losses the past two years, but they’ll be back…

PROUDEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT:
My beloved Pink Ladies Hockey Club’s double-podium finish at the 2013 World OutGames.

MOST BELOVED SPORTING MOMENT OF ALL TIME:
As clichéd an answer as it may be, Katie Taylor winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics is pretty much as good as it gets. Pure magic.