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Special event for Milltown NS kids on Thursday!

Milltown National School have pulled off a great coup by getting none other than Cora Staunton down this Thursday afternoon at 1pm in the community centre to present the students with their winning football medals! Refreshments will be served afterwards and all are welcome to drop in.

In case you don't know why this is a big deal...check out this piece about her upcoming book....

CORA STAUNTON WILL become the first female Gaelic games player to release an autobiography, with news that Game Changer will be published later this year.

In the ground-breaking book — set to be published by Transworld Ireland on 18 October — the Mayo legend maps her remarkable rise to becoming the highest-scoring forward in the history of ladies football, as well as an Aussie Rules star Down Under.

For the first time in her own words, the 36-year-old will recount the triumphs of her career in full as well as the personal struggles — one being her mother’s death — she has overcome along the way.

11-time All-Star Staunton writes openly about the challenges and conflicts she and her teammates have experienced in the under-resourced world of female sport, as well as giving further insight into to her move to Greater Western Sydney.

“I’m delighted to be publishing my book Game Changer with Transworld Ireland in October,” Staunton said.

“It has been a challenging process but I have enjoyed recalling the rollercoaster that is my life! I hope that people enjoy reading it and that they can relate to some of the highs and lows I’ve experienced along the way.
“Growing up there were very few books of this nature, so I hope by releasing my autobiography it paves the way for more of its kind and inspires the next generation.”

The four-time All-Ireland winner returns to inter-county football in the Green and Red for this summer’s championship before heading back to Sydney for a second year in the AFLW.

Game Changer costs €23 and is available for pre-order through Easons.

Meanwhile, in the men's football, there's a busy 10 days ahead....with a schedule as follows:

Sat 7.30pm at home we play Tyrrellspass in the last group game in Div 3

Wed week 7.30pm at home we play a Div 6 game v multyfarnham

Sat week we play in a Div 3 final vs the Downs in Cusack Park at 6pm, so lots to look forward to!

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