Siobhan Caffrey (née Stapleton) is one of the greatest Irish women’s players ever. Renowned for her leadership and inside scoring power, she played 11 years for the senior national team, including the last four as captain, and starred in the 1982 and 1985 Four Countries championship triumphs that included wins over England.
The Meteors team which she played for – and her husband Gerry coached – became the first team in the history of either the men’s or the women’s national league to win four league titles in a row, which they did from 1982-83 to 1985-86, with Siobhan averaging a nation-best 22 points per game during that winning streak. She would win a fifth title in 1993, her last season in the league. She is also a two-time National Cup winner (scoring a game-high 28 points in the 1985 final win over Naomh Mhuire and then winning MVP in the 1992 win over Wildcats) and a three-time National Top Four championship winner (1983, 1984, 1988). Siobhan began her coaching career in 2008 with Meteors when her daughter, Roisin, joined as a player. She currently coaches in Rosemount and Muckross.