Back to back All-Ireland winner with Dublin, Niamh McEvoy, says the media coverage of women's sport has stepped up in recent years but feels there are still areas for improvement. 

Speaking on Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio One, in which she was participating in a discussion alongside Kellie Harrington, Ellen Keane and Sommer Lecky, the Dublin attacker praised the increased focus on women's sport in recent years but acknowledges that quibbles still remain. 

"I think there is room for improvement in terms of topics being covered. I would notice that the men in people's lives are getting covered in topics. Which I have no problem with. My boyfriend (Dean Rock) plays a high level of sport.

"Every single time I do an interview, it's a question in the interview. Which is not a problem, he would be someone I'm extremely proud of and I'm really, really happy with our relationship.

"But maybe in the week out from an All-Ireland final, it's maybe not appropriate. 

"I play against really good players and with really good players and I really enjoy when the person who is interviewing you has done their research and they ask you things about the game. 

"I feel like I have an insight that I could share with people. It's a growing sport and people want to hear about it. And to help it continue to grow I don't think these are the stories that should be covered three days before the All-Ireland final."

McEvoy also echoed former Irish rugby captain Fiona Coghlan's complaint that analysis of women's sport can be excessively bland and timid, with pundits reluctant to be honest or critical when required. 

"Sometimes I'll see a game completely different from how it's been reported. When people cover women's sport, they're maybe not critical when they should be, which is not great either. 

"When it's the men's game and someone has a 'mare, they get called up on it. You don't really see it in the women's game. 

"It happens in men's sport. Obviously, with social media, the men (in sport) are sometimes treated to trolling and I'm not advocating that at all.

"But a critical analysis from people who are there. Don't say it's 'a great day out for everyone' but talk about the spectacle and who did what. It will only help promote the game more. Proper interest in what is happening rather than just a great family day out."