"I Door-Stuck for a Few People"


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Ladies' Gaelic football before they were allowed into Croke Park.

  • Title
    Women in the GAA
  • 1st Broadcast
  • Contributor
    Marian Finucane (Presenter)
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  • Series title
    The Women's Programme
  • Clip title
    "I Door-Stuck for a Few People"
  • Extended description

    In 1986, women were allowed to hold the final of the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship in Croke Park for the first time. This TV clip is taken from a special on ladies' Gaelic football, shown on 'The Women's Programme' a year earlier, when the campaign to get the ladies into Croke Park was ongoing.

    Marian Finucane talks to Tom Dowd, former President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, about the difference between men and women's football. The biggest support he ever saw at a ladies match was the All-Ireland final in Hyde Park in 1977 between Cavan and Roscommon. It got a lot of publicity because one of the Roscommon players was a nun who had to be specially let out of a convent in England to play.

    Marian then meets some female players. Four of them have played at county level and nine-year-old Assumpta once played on a under-18 team. Marian reads out some letters of objection to women playing football, all of which are dismissed by the amused group. "Get out and go" is their advice to other women who want to play.

  • Information

    'The Women's Programme' was a weekly television magazine show, run and presented entirely by women for women. It was jointly presented by Marian Finucane and Doireann Ní Bhriain and produced by Clare Duignan, all of whom had worked on the groundbreaking 'Women Today' on RTÉ Radio. 'The Women's Programme' was first broadcast on 24 October 1983 and ran until 1986.

  • Local keywords
    GAA, Ladies' Gaelic football, Women's football, Croke Park, Tom Dowd, All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship, Ladies Gaelic Football Association
  • Geographical coverage
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
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  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
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  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)