Thursday 27 October 2016

Kate is back dancing on Blue Tin Roof

DUBLIN have had some celebrated goalkeepers over the years.

One of the best of them all was Yvonne Redmond, sister of Aileen, the People's President.

Before Yvonne, there were top number ones such as Eileen Duffy, Eithne Leech and Sheila Murray.

The game has changed since those golden days. And, of course, life itself.

The great Eileen Duffy often laughed as she recalled cycling to training in the Phoenix Park and trying to avoid the cow jam on the North Circular Road.

Presently, Dublin are well served by a crop of outstanding 'keepers.

Among them is Kate Whyte. All are cheered that she's on the way back to full fitness and match sharpness.

She brings diligence to the gloves. Her presence between the sticks has been a central factor in the rise of her club, Lucan Sarsfields.

Kate's role models include Brendan Cummins, Anthony Nash and Aoife Murray.

Her own goalkeeping career began by accident. She went out to a Dublin U14 trial as an outfield player but was put in goal.

That's what you call a lucky bounce of the ball.

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