SERVE volunteer Edith Carroll feared she would never play Gaelic football again when she was struck down by a chronic repetitive strain neck injury in pre-season four years ago.

The 30-year-old Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun’s forward has a greater appreciation for what’s really important in life, having volunteered for stints in Brazil (2011) and Mozambique (2015). She fought her way back from injury with her club before finally wearing a Tipperary jersey again in the 3-15 to 2-6 loss to Cork at Páirc Uí Chaoimh (May 2021).

An excerpt from this article appeared in Irish Examiner on 29th May 2021. CLICK HERE to read the full article.

In this interview with Irish Examiner, we appreciate that Edith Carroll generously explains social justice through her volunteering work with SERVE.