Cora Staunton is an iconic figure in the world of modern GAA. In this ground-breaking autobiography, she reveals her extraordinary journey from teenage rookie to the highest-scoring forward in the history of Ladies Gaelic Football. Since making her senior inter-county debut for Mayo at just thirteen years of age, Cora has become a feared and respected opponent on any pitch.
Now, for the first time, she recounts the triumphs of her career and the personal struggles that have plagued it. In this refreshingly candid book, Cora recalls finding refuge in the game after the death of her mother, but also speaks openly about the challenges and conflicts she and her teammates have experienced in the under-resourced world of female sport. She gives a fascinating insight into her move to a professional team in Sydney and how she coped with going from a veteran to a newcomer overnight.
In the first-ever autobiography of a female GAA star, Game Changer will take its place as one of the most influential and powerful sports books in recent years.
Cora Staunton has been the outstanding player of her generation. She’s a richly talented sportsperson who has been a role model to so many Irish women.
Cora Staunton is one of the greatest Irish sportswomen of all-time. … She has left a unique mark on ladies football
The greatest ladies footballer of all time, this is without doubt
Staunton has been the dominant player of her generation … her greatest legacy is that, even after two decades, she’s still fighting for her sport, she’s still determined to be the best and she’d still probably leave a lot of male players in her wake were she given the opportunity