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At sportswomen.ie we promote, support and report women's sport in Ireland at Senior and International level. We would like this to be your platform so if you would like to share a story, have a rant or just give your opinion on something sports related send it to us. If you are an athlete that would like to promote yourself let us know about yourself. If you have a fundraising event in your club let us know and we will help you to promote it. We are always interested in up and coming athletes and if there is someone inspirational in your community let us know about them. If you have a good idea for the website, let us know too. Contact us at info@sportswomen.ie.

New Irish record for Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K

Ireland’s Judy Reynolds and the Joe & Kathleen Reynolds-owned Vancouver K have set a new Irish international Dressage Grand Prix Special record score of 75.784%, when finishing fifth in Saturday’s competition at Aachen in Germany. Judy Reynolds and Vancouver K in action in Aachen (Photo: Joe Reynolds) Anna Merveldt had held the previous Irish Grand Prix Special record score of ... Read More »

Cavan are impressive in opening clash

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC preliminary round Cavan 2-17 Laois 1-10 From Kevin Egan in Ashbourne AISLING Doonan and Claragh O’Reilly posted an impressive tally of 1-11 between them as Cavan easily accounted for Laois in Saturday afternoon’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship preliminary round clash in Ashbourne. Cavan’s victory moves them onto a round 1 qualifier clash with Munster ... Read More »

Ireland keep the door open with win against India

Ireland women super happy with that 7th place finish meaning they still have a big chance to qualify for the #HWC2018 in London next year! 👌 pic.twitter.com/kXhIyGIJSm — FIH (@FIH_Hockey) July 22, 2017 Hockey World League Semi Finals Johannesburg Ireland 2 (Mullan, Colvin) India 1 (Kaur) The Green Army came back from 1-0 down against higher ranked India to claim ... Read More »

Loss is a part of life

by Christine Allen “Loss is a part of life…accept it right the second it happens – the next step is growth.” Dominik Cruz, the former bantamweight UFC champion expresses his view on loss during an interview on the Joe Rogan podcast earlier this year. Following his narrow defeat to twenty – five year old newcomer and now current championship holder ... Read More »

Dramatic end to final round

by Daragh Ó Conchúir THE final round of the group stages of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship was certain to be dramatic with so much yet to be decided and that’s how it proved. Only one of the 10 teams was out of contention prior to the action, with Cork’s place in the semi-finals as winners of Group ... Read More »

Convincing Cavan

Cavan have beaten Laois convincingly in the opening game of the 2017 TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship, 2-17 to 1-10 at Ashbourne. An early goal from Aishling Sheridan set the Breffni girls on their way to a 10-point half-time lead and when 2016 All Star nominee Aisling Doonan scored a goal soon after the restart, it was all over. Cavan ... Read More »

Niamh O’Donoghue becomes first female appointed to FAI Board

2017 FAI Festival of Football celebrated at AGM The success of the 2017 Festival of Football and its impact was highlighted at the Annual General Meeting in Hotel Kilkenny. This is the 11th year that the Festival of Football has visited a different county in the build-up to the AGM to promote and recognise the superb work being done at grassroots level. ... Read More »

Disappointment for Deirdre Mongan

Ireland’s Deirdre Mongan was in action in the evening session in the F53 shot final at the Para Athletics World Championships in London where her best throw of 4.09m was unfortunately not enough to challenge for a medal and she finished seventh in an extremely competitive field. Bahrain’s Fatema Nedham took gold with a throw of 4.73m. Ireland’s throws coach, ... Read More »

Golden girl Gina strikes gold

Gina Akpe-Moses has created history winning the European U20 100m title in 11.71 seconds on a great evening for Irish athletics in Grosseto, Italy. The Blackrock (Louth) athlete sprinted to glory with Ciara Neville (Emerald) 7th in 11.98 seconds. “It was amazing and I’m so excited. I was catching them. I knew that I could get them. I’m just so, ... Read More »