Irish National Athletics Championships
This past weekend marked the 150th Irish Life Health national track and field championships at Morton Stadium in Dublin.
The eventful weekend saw many amazing performances across all the disciplines.
Limerick’s Sarah Lavin took home her 7th outdoor national title Saturday in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.06 crossing the finish line in front of Kate Doherty and Sarah Quinn.
Lauren Cadden of Sligo beat out Sarah Leahy and Roseanna McGukian to claim her first national senior outdoor title in the 200m in a time of 24.94.
In the 100m, Rhashidat Adeleke, Molly Scott and Joan Healy battled it out in a close race. Adeleke took the lead to beat Scott by just 0.01 of a second to clock a time of 11.68.
Over in the 400m, after a close race with Phil Healy, Sophie Becker took home the gold in a time of 52.34.
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Over the weekend, Northern Irish golfer, Stephanie Meadow secured a top-10 finish at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Congressional Country Club.
This 10th place finish is Meadow’s highest finish in a major since her third place in the 2014 US Open.
After a rough first round that included three bogeys, the 30-year-old ended the weekend even at level-par.
Cavan golfer Leona Maguire finished the weekend tied for 54th place at seven-over-par.
U20 Women’s Basketball
Ireland’s U20 women’s basketball team spent the weekend at Ulster university playing in a three game series against Great Britain.
The team narrowly lost the first game in the series 58-64, and rallied to win the next two games for a series win.
This is the last series for the U20’s before they set off to Montenegro for the European Championships at the end of next month.
FINA World Championship Diving
Dublin diver Ciara McGing made her World Championship debut last weekend at the FINA World Championship.
McGing competed in the 10m platform event and took 27th overall.
TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship
Dublin rose to the top of group A in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship after a 10-point victory over Mayo.
Last year’s beaten finalists saw goals from Kate Sullivan and Lyndsey Davey whose impact was seen as soon as she came off the bench. Mayo’s late goal was scored by Lisa Cafferky.
The Dubs will now move forward to face Donegal in the quarter final round of the championship.
The weekend also saw wins for Armagh, Kerry and Cork, and the four quarter-finals are all booked.
Aimee Mackin scored 4 points to help lead Armagh to a 2-12 to 0-4 victory over Monaghan which led them to finish second in group b.
For Kerry, Rachel Dwyer scored 1-5 after being subbed in at halftime leading the team to a 2-17 to 0-9 victory over Westmeath.
Doireann O'Sullivan scored 1-7 for Cork to defeat Wexford by 8 points.
Along with the Dublin v Donegal quarter-final match, The reigning champions Meath will play Galway, Kerry will take on Armagh and Cork will face Mayo.
These quarter-final matches are set to take place on Saturday 9 July.
European Sevens Championship
A fresh faced Irish Sevens squad finished fourth in the opening round of the European Sevens Championship this weekend.
The team pulled off some impressive wins against Spain, Germany and Romania before they lost to France in the bronze medal final match 7-33.
The Ireland Women will move on to the final leg of the Rugby Europe Sevens Championship in Krakow next week, before they switch their focus to the Rugby European World Cup qualifiers in Bucharest next month.