Deirdre Tomlinson and her love for football and basketball

Across the Four Lakes Podcast

Apr 20 2022 • 41 mins

Deirdre Tomlinson may have retired from inter-county football but she continues to play at club level where she helped Bennekerry-Tinryland regain the 2021 club title which Old Leighlin had held for the previous three years.
Recently she took the Most Valuable Player award when  Midland Warriors won the Masters Basketball National title at the Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
Here she covers a range of topics as she recalls a journey to Derry with only 13 players for a football league game but stresses this could never happen now. She describes her cycling mad father as phenomenal who, like a good wine, only gets better with age.
She and Richard Coady, the Carlow and Mount Leinster Rangers hurler have been an item for many years now and she admits neither of them would be behind the bush when it comes to discussing each others sporting performances.
She looks forward to the amalgamation of the GAA, the LGFA and the camogie board but says there is still a long way to go with many pitfalls to be ironed out first.