“Why is there a black girl on the Irish team?” | Gina Akpe Moses

Written by on June 11, 2024

Gina Akpe Moses was born in Lagos, raised in Louth and is now living in London. An accomplished Irish athlete on the world stage, she has consistently faced the following question: 'Why is there a black girl on the Irish team?' A pernicious attempt to ostracise Moses and query her Irish identity, it was only when she left Ireland that blackness became something she knew to celebrate. In conversation with Off The Ball, here's the story of how this change occurred. 


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