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Judy Reynolds, a woman of many talents

Judy Reynolds competes in Dressage for Ireland with her partner, Vancouver K. Judy who is ranked 19th in the world, placed a fantastic 4th in the recent World Cup final and reached the Olympic Dressage final in Rio. Growing up in Kilteel, the Kildare woman lived on a farm so animals were always part of her life. “I started riding ... Read More »

Dunphy relishing combination of work and play

By Daragh Ó Conchúir IT WAS the second minute of injury time when Aisling Dunphy entered the fray. Kilkenny were four points clear of Cork, their supporters in celebration mode. At last, the hurt of 22 years and six final defeats would be consigned to the past. The Cats would be All-Ireland champions once more. A 17-year-old Dunphy had also ... Read More »

Why Saturday’s historic league fixture in Croker needs to become the norm

by Laura Burke Last week, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association announced that the Lidl National Football League Division 1 match between Dublin and Mayo would be played at Croke Park at 5pm, preceding the GAA Allianz League match between Dublin and Roscommon at 7pm. This announcement meant that history would be made as this was the first Ladies National Football ... Read More »


#ChooseStrength is an initiative by Accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Nollaig O’Sullivan and MSc in Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology, Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh. Nollaig is from County Clare and has worked with an array of professional and amateur athletes in enhancing and improving their performance. Currently Nollaig is a Community Hub Facilitator with the aim of designating the communities ... Read More »

An Unspoken Prospect: The merging of the LGFA and GAA

by Laura Burke Two separate organisations that govern the same game, play for the same prize of All Ireland glory and represent players, clubs and counties across the country. The difference is that one organisation is for males and the other is for females. The GAA is far more dominant than the LGFA across all boards including advertising, attendances and ... Read More »

Iris Ashley Cummins, a woman ahead of her time

Iris Ashley Cummins (1894–1968) – BE (1915), BSc Honoris Causa (War degree, 1918) A pioneering civil engineer and inspirational International hockey player, Iris entered UCC in 1912, a time when there were comparatively few female students.  She studied engineering and became active in college life.  During her time in UCC she edited the Journal of the Engineering Society, put herself ... Read More »

An insight into the StrongWomen competitions

Matty Costello, former owner of Matty Costello Strength, Performance and Conditioning is giving an insight into the growing phenomenon of Strongwoman competitions. Matty used to compete in powerlifting and currently coached of talented Female weightlifting athletes such as Ayshea Ullah, Natasha Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Olivia Lane, Karen Guthrie and many more… Matty quotes ” A Strongwoman competition is no different to the Strongman competitions you might see ... Read More »

Shannon is aiming to lift over 400 KG for the European Championship

Meet Shannon Pollock AKA the beast, a 29 years old talented weight lifting athlete whom I had the opportunity to meet in Impact Strength & Preformance Blackrock. Her current goal is to lift over 400 KG with the deadlift, back squat and bench press for the Powerlifting European Championship from 12 to 19th March 2017 in Thisted in Denmark. ”Hoping for a ... Read More »

Run Reg Run

I was recently at the Women in Leadership Conference in UCD when a woman, full of life, approached me asking was I She proceeded to tell me her name was Sinead and that her fantastic sister Regina was going to run in the North Pole, has raised huge money for charity and with all that has the heart condition ... Read More »


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