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Those knobbly knees

One of the most common injuries for players of hurling and Gaelic are knee injuries. This is proven by the fact that knee surgery is becoming increasingly common in Gaelic Games. RTÉ Sport reported that knee operations now account for 35.5% of all claims on the Association’s Injury Benefit Fund. 2,243 of the 6,290 claims in 2016 were for knee ... Read More »

The Shona Project

Tammy Darcy launched the Shona Project in 2016 to educate, inspire and empower young women to be kinder to themselves and each other and to achieve their full potential without seeing limits. One of the aims of the project is to increase girls participation in sports, Stem, business and leadership by highlighting female role models in these areas and initiating ... Read More »

Thousands take to the streets of Dublin for the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

And they're off #VHIWMM The 35th mini marathon is underway. Good luck everyone!! See you at the finish pic.twitter.com/ImzVwV13hW — VhiWMM (@VhiWMM) June 5, 2017 Ann-Marie McGlynn wins the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in a Time of 00:33:55 Monday 5th June 2017:  Nearly 33,000 women took to the streets of Dublin today to take part in the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini ... Read More »

the story of a fit mother over 40

Nicole Craig is part of the exclusive club of fit mothers over 40. Since I met her in November 2014 at her first powerlifting competition, she has gone from strength to strength. First of all, she has succeeded in overcoming her struggle with body image and body weight issues by improving her relationship with food and leading a healthy lifestyle. ... Read More »

Competition time, win a Backballer

A new patented foam rolling product called Back Baller has been recently launched by Muscle Ballers Ltd. The Baller is a rigorous massage tool that targets all major muscle groups. It’s made up of two contoured foam rollers mounted on a frame and puts its user in total control over the force applied in an unprecedented secure controlled manner. Many ... Read More »

DERVAL O’ROURKE RETURNS TO IRELAND’S FITTEST FAMILY

Ireland’s Fittest Family is back for a fifth series. Irish Olympic hurdler, Derval O’Rourke, is to return to the coaching panel after a two year break. Derval previously appeared in Series 2 of the show in which she coached the Kingstons from Co. Cork to victory. “I’m really excited to be coming back to Ireland’s Fittest Family. The last time ... Read More »

It’s Wild Atlantic Sports for Ruth Herman

Wild Atlantic Sports was started in 2015 by Ruth Herman, to provide all things cycling to the Kinsale and Cork area. “I believe in excellent quality rental bikes, a great, personal service and the beauty of the Irish countryside.” sportswomen.ie recently bumped into Ruth in Kinsale and learnt a bit more about Ruth and her love of the outdoors ! ... Read More »

Stephanie Roche helps Londis bring a little piece of Heaven to Hell

Retailer is new sponsor of HELL & BACK which sees record number of women signing up Ireland International soccer star Stephanie Roche was on hand today to help Londis announce their sponsorship of HELL & BACK for 2017. HELL & BACK is Ireland’s toughest physical and mental endurance challenge, attracting more than 21,000 participants throughout a series of adventure events. ... Read More »

Regina O’Reilly is Top of the World

Regina O’Reilly was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in November 2016. A serial marathon runner and fundraiser, Regina’s next event was a half marathon in the North Pole. 4 weeks before the event she decided to run the full. “I can’t go to the North Pole and not run the full.” “I actually thought​ Boston last April was tougher than the ... Read More »

Free Women’s Judo Sessions

On Monday the 24th of April at 7pm, Lusk Judo Kan (Club) will begin teaching FREE judo sessions to all women for 6 weeks. This is to encourage self-defense, fitness and flexibility in conjunction with Sport Ireland. If you have never done any martial arts before, this is the perfect time to start. All you need to begin, is yourself ... Read More »

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