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Route Details for An Post Rás na mBan 2017

Two New Stage Finishes Announced Kilkenny City Centre Race Returns A new stage finish in Gowran and a final dash up the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny are the highlights from the 2017 An Post Rás na mBan route announced today. Following a similar format to recent years, the six-stage, five-day international stage race for women includes four road race stages of ... Read More »

Ireland Masters win O45 Home Nations for the first time

Ireland 45s played Wales in a must win game on Saturday morning to keep their hopes of winning the Masters Home Nations O45s title for the first time ever. Ireland started brightly with several attacks in the opening quarter but it was Wales who opened the scoring with a goal from a penalty corner, a shot from the top of ... Read More »

Paula Grant wins the Irish Women’s Close Championship  

Irish Women’s Close Championship Mullingar Golf Club 22 – 25 June 2017 Photo 1: Paula Grant and Ciara Casey on the 17th Green at Mullingar (Photo: Pat Cashman) FINAL STROKEPLAY RESULTS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHPLAY PLATE MATCHPLAY The final day of the 2017 Irish Women’s Close Championship provided a spectacle of golf as the semi-finals and finals of the Irish Close Championship ... Read More »

European Team Championships – Athletics

Mark English (UCD) delivered a swashbuckling performance to win the men’s 800m as Ireland finished 8th in the European Team Championships League 1 in Vaasa, Finland. Ireland finished a solid eighth in the biannual event on 238 points after 40 events on the track and field. The women scored 124 points with the men scoring 114 – divided by 167 ... Read More »

TG4 Leinster Ladies senior football championship semi-fina

Laois 2-3 Dublin 8-13 By Jackie Cahill in Timahoe DUBLIN boss Mick Bohan hailed a 28-point victory over Laois in yesterday’s TG4 Leinster ladies senior football championship semi-final – and challenged his in-form charges to get even better. The Sky Blues blasted out an ominous statement of intent to kick-start their 2017 championship campaign, scoring eight goals into the bargain ... Read More »

3 out of 4 for Ireland Masters Teams

Ireland won 3 of the 4 Home Nations titles in which they were competing in their most successful competition ever – at Over 40s, Over 45s and Over 50s in an excellently organised tournament at Three Rock Rovers. Having beaten Scotland 1-0 on Saturday, the Irish Over 40s went on to beat Wales 3-0 on Sunday through an awesome Siobhan ... Read More »


A century stand between Kim Garth and Lucy O’Reilly led the Scorchers to a comfortable seven-wicket win against the Dragons in their 50-over Toyota Super 3 encounter at College Park in Dublin. Chasing a modest 164, the pair came together after Katie Gurrey (15) and Cath Murphy (10) had gone early. They then proceeded to add 106 in 22.2 overs ... Read More »

Galway and Metropolitan cup success on pulsating finals day

Metropolitan Girls League and Galway and District League both ended their 2017 Fota Island Resort Gaynor Tournament’s with cup success on finals day. In the final game of the tournament, Metropolitan Girls League claimed a 1-0 win over Galway and District League thanks to a first-half penalty from Alannah McEvoy. McEvoy, who starred for the Republic of Ireland WU17 side ... Read More »

Boylan Makes it Three in a Row at National Road Championships

Massive congratulations to 2017 Irish Road Race Champion @LyD_ers!! || @WNTTeam #womenscycling — Rás na mBan (@RasnamBan) June 25, 2017 Sunday brought plenty of drama and lots of hard fought racing in the Irish Senior National Road Race Championships with the Elite Men, U23’s and Elite Women’s blazing through the streets of Wexford. Ryan Mullen (Cannondale Drapac) took the ... Read More »

Dublin win TG4 Leinster Ladies senior football championship semi-final

Congrats to #Dublin💙 @DublinLadiesg on a Superb SF Victory & now face @WHLadiesGAA in the #TG4 Leinster Final🏆 4pm July 9th Cullen Pk Carlow — CoalMerchantsDublin (@CrumlinFuels) June 25, 2017 Laois 2-3 Dublin 8-13 By Jackie Cahill in Timahoe MICK Bohan’s Dublin blasted out an ominous statement of championship intent by claiming a massive 28-point victory over Laois in ... Read More »


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