VIDEO: Emma Byrne reflects on 20 years as Ireland's number 1

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VIDEO: Emma Byrne reflects on 20 years as Ireland's number 1

From her first call-up in 1996 to her 125th appearance last Thursday, IRLWNT captain Emma Byrne looks back on the journey of being Ireland’s number 1 for 20 years.
11th Apr 2016

1996 was famous for many reasons. Mary Robinson was President, Mick McCarthy became Republic of Ireland manager, the Olympic Games were held in Atlanta, and the then IRLWNT manager Mick Cooke gave a debut to a 16 year old from St Patrick’s Athletic called Emma Byrne.

20 years later and now plying her trade at Arsenal, Byrne recalls how she was notified of her first call-up in ‘96, reveals the best player she has played with for the Girls in Green, discusses the best performance she’s been involved with and the overall journey to 125 caps. Watch the full feature interview with Emma Byrne below.