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Talking Sport Podcast: Sue Ramsbottom interview on Laochra Gael, army career and the rise of women’s sports

Sue Ramsbottom Laochra Gael

This Thursday evening, ladies football great Sue Ramsbottom from Timahoe will become the first Laois person to feature on Laochra Gael, the iconic TG4 documentary series that profiles the top GAA personalities from around the country.

The one-hour programme will air on TG4 at 9.30pm on Thursday and chronicles Sue’s career, from her early days playing with the Timahoe school, the Stradbally parish boys team and The Heath ladies senior side.

The documentary features incredible footage, including an interview when she was only 13 after helping The Heath win a senior All Ireland club title in 1987.

Sue Ramsbottom

It also includes interviews with her brother James and long-time team mate Connie Conway.

And it journeys her career with Laois throughout the 1980s and 1990s – when Sue lost All Ireland finals in 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1996 before famously enjoying success in 2001.

Ahead of the TV show, we caught up with Sue on this week’s Talking Sport Podcast where Sue chatted about why she agreed to go on the programme, what it was like looking back and some of the great people she encountered along the way.

You can listen to the latest episode on Soundcloud below or by subscribing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify

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