#WSportHour takes place on the first Tuesday of each month 9-10pm. To date we have discussed the following topics
Keeping Teenage girls engaged in sport and exercise, sponsored by Jen Murphy Sketches
Is Media Coverage of Women’s Sport getting better, sponsored by Queen B Athletics
What were your sporting highlights of 2016
How can we better promote physical literacy to help increase participation of young girls in sport, sponsored by Project Run Direction.
Will women’s rugby be the real winner of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017, sponsored by Aon Ireland.
Is it time the GAA, the Camogie Association and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association join forces, sponsored by BV Sport Ireland.
How can minority sports attain more limelight, sponsored by Kinsale Coffee Roasters.
Is funding for women’s sport on a level playing field, sponsored by PledgeSports.
How can the weaker counties become more competitive, sponsored by Cul Sliotars.
Build up to the Women’s Rugby World Cup, sponsored by Aon Ireland
Our next #WSportHour is Tuesday 5th September, discussion topic to be decided.
If there is any topic you would like to discuss send us your ideas to email@example.com
To get involved in the hour you need to have a twitter account. Input #WSportHour (note spelling) in the search twitter (top right hand corner), select latest and you will see every tweet that features the hashtag #WSportHour. We also encourage the use of the sponsors twitter handle in your tweets. If you would like to enter in the discussion type #WSportHour and whatever you have to say in your tweet ! During the hour the top tweeters will be entered into a draw for some cool prizes.
Starting in February we announced our Sportswoman of the Month sponsored by Quick Fox Marketing.
Sinead Kane, blind runner, was our Sportswoman of the Month for January, you can read her story here.
Nora Stapleton. Irish Rugby Player, was our Sportswoman of the Month for February. Nora had a fantastic season with Ireland in the 6 nations on top of winning the Interprovincials with Leinster this year. She will now look forward to preparations for the Women’s Rugby World Cup being held in Ireland this August.
Jazmen Boone. Basketball player with Courtyard Liffey Celtics, was our Sportswoman of the Month for March. It was a successful year for Jazmen winning the Super League Play Offs and helping to bring her team to a National Cup Final.
Chloe Magee, Irish Badminton player won Sportswoman of the Month for April. Chloe has returned from the European Championships in April with the first ever badminton medal in a major championships for Ireland. With her brother Sam, they won bronze.
Denise Walsh was our Sportswoman of the Month for May. Denise is a member of the very successful Skibbereen Rowing Club. Denise recently won silver at the European Championships in the lightweight women’s single. Denise also won silver in the World Cup I in Belgrade earlier in the season.
Leona Maguire was our Sportswoman of the Month for June. Leona won the Mark McCormack Medal as the #1 ranked amateur in the world and also won the British Ladies Amateur Open Championship for the first time in June. On 8 June Maguire won the Annika Award for the second time, becoming the only person to win it twice.
Gina Akpe-Moses was our Sportswoman of the Month for July. Gina struck gold winning the 100m at the U20 European Championships in July and was the first Irish athlete to win gold at these championships since Colin Costello in 2005. Akpe-Moses was born in Nigeria but moved to Dundalk when she was just three and began running with St Gerald’s Athletics Club from the age of eight.
A prodigiously talented youth, Akpe-Moses won national titles at club and school level, as well as silver at the European Youth Olympics in both the 100m and 200m events.
GOLD FOR IRELAND!
— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) July 21, 2017
If you would like to sponsor the hour send an email to Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out details and if there are any topics that you would like discussed please send them on.
So join in on the discussion, first Tuesday of each month 9-10pm #WSportHour.