This weekend is set to be an eventful one in the world of women’s sport. With everything from the Hockey World Cup to Wimbledon, here is a quick overview of what’s to come so you won’t miss anything.
On Saturday night, the Morton Games returns to Morton Stadium.
This weekend marks the first ever Women’s 100m hurdles event at the Morton games and it will see Sara Lavin taking on Olympic Semi-Finalist Liz Clay (AUS). Both runners have clocked sub-13 second times, and favourable conditions for Saturday could see the first sub-13 at Morton Stadium.
The women’s 800m national champion Louise Shanahan will also make an appearance Saturday going against top class opponents like Ellie Baker (GBR), Izzy Boffey (GBR), Kendra Chambers (USA) and Cynthia Anais (FRA).
We will also see the women’s 400m national champion Sophie Becker racing again this weekend in the 400m.
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— Morton Games (@MortonGames) July 1, 2022
Hockey World Cup
Tomorrow at 7:30, Ireland kicks off their World Cup campaign against the number one seeded Netherlands team. The two teams will face off in the Netherlands in front of a sold out crowd.
Their next game will be against Chile on Tuesday 5 July who Ireland must defeat.
While the first game against the Netherlands will not be shown on RTE, but the remaining Irish games in the tournament will be shown.
Saturday, July 2nd - Ireland vs Netherlands (6.30pm, Irish time)
BT Sport ESPN - live match coverage
— Hockey Ireland (@irishhockey) July 1, 2022
Saturday also marks the final round of the Glen Dimplex Senior All-Ireland Camogie group stages. These games will decide which teams will go straight to the semi-finals and who will have to battle it out in the quarter-final round.
We will see the big game of the weekend when powerhouses clash as Galway take on Kilkenny.
The winners of the Galway Kilkenny match will advance directly to the semi-finals in Croke Park on Saturday 23 July, and the losers will be playing a quarter-final in Semple Stadium seven days earlier.
Cork has advanced through already, but all is still up to play for Waterfor, Dublin and Tipperary.
Cork V Tipperary: Páirc Uí Rinn, 4:00pm;
Clare V Waterford: Cusack Park, 4:00pm;
Wexford V Dublin: Bellefield, 4:00pm;
Galway V Kilkenny: Kenny Park Athenry, 4:00pm– STREAMED; HERE
Down V Offaly: TBC, 4:00pm;
Antrim V Limerick: Corrigan Park, 4:00pm.
Women’s National League
We will see the return of the Women’s National League this weekend following their international break.
Sitting at the top of the league, Shelborne will take on Treaty United, Wexford Youths will be pitted against Galway and UCD Waves will play Peamount United
You can catch all the action at LOI TV
The Ireland Women’s Sevens squad was selected for the second and final leg of the Rugby Europe Sevens Championship in Kraków, Poland this weekend.
Friday, July 1
Ireland v Czechia—Stadion Miejski im. Henryka Reymana, 12:44pm Irish time
Ireland v Romania—Stadion Miejski im. Henryka Reymana, 3:40pm Irish time
Saturday, July 2
Poland v Ireland—Stadion Miejski im. Henryka Reymana, 9am Irish time
Ireland v Germany—Stadion Miejski im. Henryka Reymana, 11:56am Irish time
Saturday marks the third round of Wimbledon from 8am-4pm and Sunday begins the round of 16 again from 8am-4pm
You can watch Wimbledon on BBC