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Editor's Viewpoint: Big Molly Seaton was the 'Georgina Best' of her day

Molly at start of a France v Ireland International match with rival skipper (left) Carmen Pomies
Molly at start of a France v Ireland International match with rival skipper (left) Carmen Pomies

Editor's Viewpoint

Most of us believe that ladies' football is a fairly recent phenomenon, but that is far from the truth, at least as far as Belfast is concerned. It was a hotbed of the women's game in the 1920s and 1930s, making it as important then as Preston, Paris and Brussels, where the sport also flourished.

And the local star was a Shore Road woman 'Big' Molly Seaton, who played for a number of sides including men's teams and was an Ireland international. Information about her is being sought and her story should be an inspiration to today's female players that they, too, could become acclaimed stars. Is there a Georgina Best out there?

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