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'Whenever Cora got the ball, there was going to be about six of us on her anyway'

Cian Roche
Cian Roche

10:13 24 Jan 2019

Bríd Stack recalled the circumstances of her marking Mayo's Cora Staunton and how she wasn't even the first choice to take on the legendary Mayo forward during the 2007 All Ireland final.

Speaking on Thursday night's Off The Ball, Stack joined Nathan and Dave in studio following her retirement from inter-county football.

The Cork footballer enjoyed a glittering career which included a whopping 11 All-Ireland titles.

"The night before the game, the team would be announced and they were still a little bit up in the air about who would be on Cora," she explained.

"They had a little bit of a chat and Éamonn [Ryan] felt that Rena [Buckley] was definitely more of a man-marker. Mary [Collins] felt that I had been playing well at centre-back and not to mix things up.

"The Mayo game really did centre around [Cora]. If it was me marking her or Rena marking her - whenever Cora got the ball, there was going to be about six of us on her anyway.

"When Éamonn came to me that night, the hairs were standing up on the back of my neck because he never came to anyone's room really.

"He just said: 'You're marking Cora and you're going to do a great job'.

"Probably through gritted teeth because he had lost the vote [to decide who marked her]."


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