Anger has swept the Irish sports world after a women’s ‘LGBT’ football team with transgender players beat finalists by eight goals.
A so-called LGBT women’s soccer team, which includes at least one transgender player, has sparked outrage after an eight-goal victory over rivals in the final of the game.
The incident is now causing major controversy in Irish sports, at a time when many sporting bodies have banned male-born transgender athletes from competing in women’s competition.
according to a Report Depend on Irish independencepro-LGBT Gaelic football team Na Gaeil Aeracha swept rival Na Fianna’s Women’s E team in the Dublin Junior J Shield football final.
Na Fianna’s coach reportedly approached the referee before the game about the existence of the transgender player, whom the publication named Italian national Giulia Valentino.
Match officials also reportedly stopped the game after the first half-time, telling captain Na Gaeil Aeracha “there’s something wrong with your number 21″ [player]” and “The player is a man”.
The captain reportedly told the referee that Valentino was a trans woman, but the referee replied “it’s the Women’s Gaelic Football Association”.
However, despite his own protests, the game appeared to continue with Valentino on and off, with Na Gaeil Aeracha reportedly winning with an eight-goal lead – that’s more than the team’s four progress victory in their semifinals.
The Women’s Gaelic Soccer Association – the official body governing women’s Gaelic football – has announced that it is developing a policy on the participation of transgender athletes.
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according to Irish independence Valentino has reportedly been an “outspoken proponent of allowing trans people to exercise in the gender of their choice.”
The former rugby player reportedly switched to the GAA following his injury, reportedly “for sisterhood, recognition, and political visibility; things that were very important to me as a trans woman”.
However, while Valentino may be keen to play with and against women, many sports groups have proven not to like the idea, with some banning transgender people from competing in women’s games.
For example, rugby unions and international bodies for rugby alliance The game bans trans women from women’s rugby, and both agencies have expressed concerns about player welfare.
“Trans women may not currently play women’s rugby,” said a post on the World Rugby website. “Why? Because of the advantages of testosterone in adolescence and adolescence in size, strength, and power production, and the resulting player welfare risks.”
The post also noted that some people believed that testosterone suppression could be used to compete by eliminating the advantage of trans players, but the body rejected this entirely.
“Research contradicts this, consistently showing that total mass, muscle mass, and/or strength is reduced by up to 5 to 10 percent when testosterone is suppressed to levels in the female range for 12 months,” the body wrote.
“Baseline/pre-levels of these variables are expected to be higher with additional training factors, either before or during testosterone suppression, and training will attenuate declines in these variables as testosterone decreases.”
“It turns out that this relatively small effect of testosterone reduction allows substantial and meaningful differences to be preserved, given the magnitude of the biological differences prior to testosterone suppression,” the site continues.
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