Cork City’s Lisa Fallon: ‘The lads don’t make exceptions. I’m just a football coach’


The only female coach working in men’s professional football in Ireland on her extraordinary career, keeping cool in the face of sexism and her battle for acceptance

‘It’s normal for me,” Lisa Fallon says as she reflects on her extraordinary career in men’s football. “In Cork City I’m completely normalised. The lads don’t make any exceptions for me. I don’t make any for them. I’m just a football coach.”

Yet Fallon has made history as the only female coach working in men’s professional football in Ireland. We need two hours to scrape the surface of her breakthrough before, on a snowy afternoon in Cork, we head for the ground where she is a first-team coach in the League of Ireland Premier Division. The season begins on Saturday with last year’s champions, Dundalk, playing the runners-up, Cork City in the President’s Cup final. Fallon will take her place in Cork’s dugout after working her way up from opposition analyst.

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Source: Football News
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