The Irish trailblazer making waves with Australia

BBC Sport Tuesday, 7 February 2023
The Irish trailblazer making waves with AustraliaKim Garth tells BBC Sport about her journey with Ireland, moving to Australia and making her debut for her adopted nation as she prepares to make World Cup history.

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