Irish Book Awards

Cora Staunton & Mary White

Cora Staunton is one of the greatest sportspeople Ireland has ever produced. Since her inter-county debut at the age of thirteen, she has gone on to win four senior All-Ireland Championships with Mayo, featuring in 67 Championship games over 23 seasons. She has led her club team, Carnacon, to six All-Ireland titles and has won 11 All-Star Awards. In 2017 Cora became the first international draft signing in the Australian Women’s Football League. She will return in November 2018 for a second season with the Greater Western Sydney Giants. Mary White, a Cork native, reported on ladies football for seventeen seasons. Her first book, Relentless: The Inside Story of the Cork Ladies Footballers, was shortlisted for the 2015 Setanta Ireland Sports Book of the Year.

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