Galway and North Melbourne footballer Mairéad Seoighe is ready for #InspiringYou!

We are really excited to have primary school teacher, Galway and North Melbourne footballer Mairéad Seoighe take part in our #InspiringYou interview series.  Clonbur’s Mairéad would love to receive questions about her club, county and Aussie Rules career.


The idea for the #InspiringYou interviews is for us to inspire each other and to help children dream of a brighter tomorrow.

Just ask Mairéad!

Have you ever find out what it takes to become a top county footballer? How to deal with big match nerves? What is it like becoming a professional Australian Rules player? Now is your chance!

Football for Clonbur

Mairéad has always been an active person growing up in Joyce Country in Cloughbrack, Clonbur Co.Galway. She joined Clonbur at the age of 7 and her passion and natural skill for the game blossomed.

Galway Girl

Mairéad’s work ethic and dedication was rewarded by being selected for the Galway ladies football team. She quickly became known for her tough tackling and leadership on the pitch.

Adventures “Down Under”!

Mairéad’s talent was spotted by the Australian Rules team the North Melbourne Kangaroos. The chance to play as a footballing pioneer is the AFLW was too good to pass up for Mairéad and she signed a contract in 2019.

Life in Melbourne

Living as a professional footballer in Melbourne is the stuff of sporting dreams. Mairéad would be happy to answer any of your questions. Maybe you could ask about resilience, diet, life as a professional AFLW player, or Mairéad’s sporting dreams.

Chance to win

We want parents/guardians to send us their children’s questions.
Every child who asks a question in our #InspiringYou interview series will be in with a chance to win a €50 voucher!

Send your questions

You can send us your questions here or you can email them to

School or Club

Include your child’s first name, school/club so Shane will be able to give them a mention if their question is selected.  Mairéad’s #InspiringYou video interview will then be posted on our platform for you to enjoy and talk about


The deadline for sending us your questions is 8pm on May the 4th. Time to get thinking and talking about what you would like Galway and Kangaroo’s footballer Mairéad Seoighe to answer!

It’s good to talk

In 1937 the Irish government felt that children were too busy to talk to their family and neighbours! They made it part of their homework to write down family history, folklore, songs etc. Their work is now part of the amazing Duchas Project.

Family history

It is unusual that children have so much free time so maybe they use it
effectively to learn about their local and family history?
In these challenging times we can encourage our children to ring or write
to elderly relatives and record stories that influenced their lives. Who knows they may have some great sporting moments to share with the next generation!

#IYIRL – Inspiring You In Real Life #InspiringYou

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