Jennifer Zamparelli spoke with múinteoir Emer O'Neill on RTÉ 2FM about a new six-part docu-series called Keep It Up in which she will try to answer why many young girls give up sport in their teenage years.

Research shows that over half of girls participating in sports in Ireland drop out by the time they are 14. Of those girls, 71% say they are more likely to give up because they are not as encouraged as much as their male counterparts.

To explore this drop out rate further, baketball start and PE teacher Emer O'Neill will bring together nine teenage girls who have either given up sport or have never played.

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Over six episodes, viewers will follow the teenagers as they re-engage with sport to see if they can 'keep it up'. We'll follow their success and their failures over the course of an intense two-week period as they prepare to take on a "proper" basketball team in the National Basketball Arena.

Shot, directed, and fully crewed by an all-female crew, we’ll hear first-hand accounts as to why the girls gave up sport and learn about some of the pressure that Ireland’s young women are faced with today.

Keep it Up airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17:00 on RTÉ2 & RTÉ Player.