A red cover with the title in white and yellow taking up most space. 3 illustrations of women playing sport are around the sides.

Girls Play Too 2

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Irish sportswomen continue to make headlines! Whether it is Kellie Harrington’s dominance in the boxing ring, or Rachael Blackmore’s phenomenal success in 2021, as the leading jockey at Cheltenham and the first ever female Grand National winner, Irish women are leading the way through their sporting achievements.

Based on interviews with the featured athletes and fully illustrated in colour, the second volume of Girls Play Too continues from where the first book left off. Spoilt for choice, Jacqui’s selection includes some of the most successful athletes to ever grace a GAA pitch, pioneering horse-racing jockeys, elite figures from the athletics circuit, stalwarts of the Irish football team, members of the hugely successful hockey team, and a host of figures who are excelling in their chosen codes.

With her popular fairy-tale touch, RTÉ’s Jacqui Hurley tells the real-life stories of women who have proved that gender is not a barrier to success. Each new story in Girls Play Too: Book 2 is one of empowerment and overcoming adversity, and the role models celebrated here are sure to inspire the next generation of Irish sportswomen even more.


A preview of the book is available to view on the Irish Academic Press website here.


Author: Jacqui Hurley

Illustrator: Various Illustrators

Format: Hardback

Size: 17 x 23.8 cm, 64 pages

Publisher: Merrion Press

ISBN: 9781785374081

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