Her Sport Weekend Roundup

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Success in Cycling for Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal 

Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have both won gold medals at the Para-Cycling World Championships, claiming their 6th World Championship title. They completed the 28.4km distance in a stunning time of 40:46.74, just 49.53 seconds ahead of Great Britains Sophie Unwin and Jenny Holl.  

Katie George told RTE that she was “absolutely over the moon” with their success, “It's our sixth World Championship medal and it's as special as the first. We lost the titles last year so it's great to that back to bring to Ireland.”  

Irelands Josephine Healion and Linda Kelly won bronze in the same event. 

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Mona McSharry has made into to the 200m breaststroke final in Rome and is due to compete later today 

This is her second final so far at the Championships. Her performance at the semi-final was phenomenal as she clocked a time of 2:25:24, just .16 shy of her Irish senior record. After finishing in fifth place in the 100m breaststroke she has shown determination to claim a championship medal in the next heat.  

Just to add to Team Irelands rowing success, Danielle Hill has made it to a semi-final, moving her up to 14th place in the Championships. Today, she will be competing in the 50m Freestyle and 100m breaststroke.  

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Sportsfile

Leona Maguire makes it to a top 10 finish at the ISPA Handa World Invitational at Galgorm Castle in Antrim  

She picked up from her disheartening performance of 76 on Saturday, finishing with a five-under-par 68. This has placed her in the top 10 competitors and can claim the best performance of the Irish. 

 Her victory earns her an LPGA membership for this season and next season, as she comments "It means the world, that was all I came here for. I just wanted that winner's category. I hate qualifying so it's great that I don't have to do that again." 

Photo by John Dickson/Sportsfile

 Irelands rowing team take home a Championship medal  

In rowing, the women’s four claim a silver medal at the final of the European Rowing Championships. The champions, Eimear Lambee, Aifric Keogh, Tara Hanlon and Natalie Long, brought home the victory while other Team Ireland rowers can also maintain good performances.  

Irelands Aoife Casey finishes in fourth in the European Championship final. Casey narrowly missed a championship medal as she finished just 1.48 seconds behind Netherlands Martin Veldhuis in bronze. 

Lydia Heaphy and Margaret Cremen, in the lightweight women’s double sculls final, also narrowly missed a championship medal, as Steven McGowan and Katie O’Brien also finished fourth in the para-rowing mixed double sculls final.   

'A great display' by Irelands Junior Women’s gymnasts in Munich 

Team Ireland gymnasts; Lily Russell, Maeve McGuinness, Sophie McGuinness, Aisling Hurley, and Caoimhe Ní Drisceoil have just wrapped up at the 2022 European Championships in Europe.

 Performing in Munich's iconic Olympiahalle, which can hold an audience of up to 15,000 people. By the end of the Championships, they brought Ireland to a 15th finish in the team event.

Maeve, Lily and Sophie were also involved in the All-Around Finals in which they finished 52nd, 53rd, and 57th respectively.   

Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Kelly Murphy sets a New National Record to finish 6th at the European Championship BMX freestyle 

Murphy broke the Individual Pursuit National Record, which she had set herself, by over a second. This saw her finish in 6th place, as she finished just over five seconds begins Germany’s Lisa Brennauer with a time of 3:26:364.  

“I was really pleased with that,” Murphy told RTÉ Sport afterward “We haven’t had much time on the track but we’ve worked on other things like our position and my pacing... I was up against a really strong rider today in Lisa Brennauer. She’s the current world champion, a stalwart of the peloton on the road, and a bit of a hero in the timed events on the track as well.” 

Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

 

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