Minister pays tribute to Emma Byrne on retirement

Friday 4 August 2017

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD paid tribute to Emma Byrne on her retirement from football today after than more than twenty years in goal for Ireland.

Speaking today Minister Ross said: “Emma has captained Ireland, and represented this country outstandingly well over the last 2 decade on the international scene. She is a true inspiration for the next generation and I know her team mates in the Ireland camp will miss her, but she leaves an outstanding legacy for them to build on. She will go down as one of the all-time great Irish players. We all wish her the best in her retirement from playing and every success as she begins the next chapter.”

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