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Team Sport So Beneficial for Women, why are they dropping out so early?

A new study commissioned by Lidl Ireland demonstrates a worrying trend affecting the health and well-being of young women and girls in Ireland. Research proves that team sports have a direct and positive effect on self-confidence and mental wellbeing. Yet 1 in 2 young women give up team sports completely by the age of 13. Serious hard work and dedication ... Read More »

#WePlay Inspiring Girls in Sport Conference

OVER 170 teenage girls and 2012 Olympic gold medallist Rúta Meilutyté took part in a ground breaking ‘Inspiring Girls in Sport’ conference, organised by Swim Ireland, in Dublin on July 6 2017. The event, which took place at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown was funded through Sport Ireland’s ‘Women in Sport Programme’. It was particularly unique because it ... 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 »

#ChooseStrength

#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 »

#WSportHour “Physical Literacy and Young Girls Participation in Sport”

Tuesday 7th February 9-10pm Our next #WSportHour on Twitter will discuss “How can we better promote physical literacy to help increase participation of young girls in sport”. A topic close to Ciaran Duffy’s heart, #WSportHour hopes to highlight the importance of Physical Literacy and how we can help young girls in their physical development. Ciaran is the founder of Project ... Read More »

Women in Sports Day

by Mair Kelly At the end of 2016 Munster table tennis held their first ever Women in Sports Day in Goleen Community Hall. The aim of the day was to encourage and promote women’s involvement in the sport with a big emphasis on “healthy body-healthy mind”. The day was a huge success with over 50 people from all age groups and standards attending and ... Read More »

How to Build Your Kid’s Confidence With Sport

With so many kids glued to their smartphone or computer screens these days, you might have neglected to notice that your own child isn’t nearly as active as you were when you were young. And if you want to raise confident and happy daughters and sons, then you should seriously consider encouraging your kids to get involved with sport. Keep ... Read More »

Gaelic4Girls

G4G is a 12 week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club. In essence, this is a tool to attract new players. Share This: Read More »

Teaming Up for Women in Sport

Do you want a say when it comes to Women’s Sport in Ireland https://t.co/kuCVIs8Rss RT to have a chance of winning a ticket to this event pic.twitter.com/SKf8KiPeJg — sportswomen_ie (@sportswomenIRL) November 21, 2016 On November 30th Sport for Business will host ‘Teaming Up for Women’s Sport’, an event where 100 of those with an interest in and the capacity to ... Read More »

Louise Butler Byrne, What a Woman

Louise Butler Byrne is a hairdresser and salon manager. She made it to the final selection grouping for Operation Transformation, the last 20. From this group the televised 5 were chosen. Louise didn’t make it to the last 5 but she was one of the group leaders for Ballyboden/St Endas GAA through the televised Operation Transformation programme and the group did ... Read More »

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