It was a very busy weekend in athletics as Irish stars shone bright at the Morton Games.
In the 400m, Sophie Becker edged out Cliodhna Manning by more than one second to win the race.
Louise Shanahan came in second in the 800m just behind Isabelle Boffey of Great Britain.
In the women’s mile, Sarah Healy clocked a time of 4:31.50 to come in less than one second behind Elizabeth Bird of Great Britain.
After taking home a national title last weekend, Sarah Lavin came in just 0.13 seconds behind American Jade Barber during the 100m hurdles.
During the women’s high jump, Sommer Lecky managed a 1.8 to take first place, and Philuppa was close behind in a four-way tie with 1.75.
That was close. Barber vs Lavin pic.twitter.com/ioQvgE8k55
— Morton Games (@MortonGames) July 2, 2022
Hockey World Cup
In the opening match of Ireland’s World Cup campaign, the green army suffered a disappointing 5-1 loss against Netherlands.
Roisin Upton scored the sole goal for Ireland in their sold out game at Wagener Stadium.
The team plays again this week against Chile on 5 July at 2:00pm.
IRL ☘️ 1-5 🇳🇱 NED
Ireland is beaten by the Netherlands in the first pool game of the FIH Women’s World Cup. We go again Tuesday.
— Hockey Ireland (@irishhockey) July 2, 2022
There are just six teams remaining in the Glen Dimplex Senior All-Ireland Championship as we move past the grouped stages.
Both Galway and Cork booked their semi-final spots over the weekend, and in the quarter final round, Kilkenny will play Dublin while Waterford takes on Limerick at Semple Stadium on 16 July in hopes to join in the semis.
Cavan managed to survive the relegation playoff against Westmeath to maintain their TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship status for next year.
Cavan scored 1-13 to Westmeath’s 1-9.
Women’s National League
Following their international mid-season break, the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League returned for an action packed weekend.
At the top of the pack, Shelbourne collected three more points for demolishing Treaty United 10-0.
Bohemians battled it out to claim a 2-1 win over Sligo Rovers.
There were two ties this weekend including a 0 all from Athlone Town v Cork City and a 1 all from Wexford Youths v Galway WFC.
The Ireland Women’s Sevens team beat out Poland 21-17 to make history by winning the Krakow 7s title.
The team went unbeaten all weekend to qualify for their first ever Rugby Europe Sevens Championship final.
The team was able to haul the trophy because of a late try by the team’s captain Lucy Mulhall.
This gold helps to serve as a boost as the team gets ready for the Rugby World Cup Sevens qualifying tournament in Bucharest in two weeks.
📰 Weekend Roundup 📰
🏃🏻♀️ Morton Games
🏑 5-1 loss to Netherlands
⚽ WNL returns
— Her Sport (@HerSportDotIE) July 4, 2022