World Cup Qualified and LGFA Semi Finals | Weekend Roundup

World Cup Qualified and LGFA Semi Finals | Weekend Roundup World Cup Qualified and LGFA Semi Finals | Weekend Roundup
Bella Johnson

Her Sport Weekend Roundup

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World Athletics Championships

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The World Athletics Championships kicked off Friday in Eugene, Oregon.

The mixed 4x400m relay team (Rhasidat Adeleke, Sophie Becker, Chris O'Donnell and Jack Raftery) had a stellar start to the weekend. Rashidat Adeleke overtook Spain and Jamaica during her impressive final leg to leave the team second in their heat.

The second place finish secured the team an automatic spot in the final round, but due to an illness, Adeleke was not able to join the team in their final race and was replaced by Sharlene Mawsdley.

The relay team ended up coming in at 8th overall in 3:16.86.

Adeleke was back on Sunday night where she and Sophie Becker both had incredible performances in their 400m heats.

The 19-year-old returned to competition to come in second place during her heat in 51.59 to secure her semi final spot.

Although Becker also ran an impressive race in 52.83, she crossed the line in 5th place and was not able to qualify for the semis.

 

Glen Dimplex Senior All-Ireland Championship

The quarter-final rounds of the Glen Dimplex Senior All-Ireland Championship took place Saturday at Semple Stadium.
In the first half of the Waterford v Limerick match, eight different Waterford players scored to help secure the teams 3-16 to 1-12 win and spot in the semi final round.

Later in the day, Kilkenny and Dublin went head to head.

Pretty early on in the match, Kilkenny trailed Dublin by four points, but managed to come back by halftime to lead by nine.

Ultimately, Kilkenny continued their comeback to defeat Dublin with a huge 2-24 to 1-11.

The two teams will make their appearance in the semi finals alongside Cork and Galway—who previously qualified—on the 23rd of July at Croke Park.

Rugby 7s

The Rugby 7s team spent the weekend in Bucharest for the Rugby Europe Qualifying Competition.

At the competition, the team clocked many impressive wins including a massive 62-0 win over Wales, 27-0 over Germany, 52-0 over Czech Republic and a 36-0 over Portugal.

These wins secured the team's spot at the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa in September of this year.

TG4 All-Ireland Championship

The semi final showdown on Saturday at Croke Park proved to be nothing short of exciting.

The double headers started with Meath v Donegal where Emma Duggan of Meath produced three late points in the last 10 minutes to secure the team’s 0-12 to 1-7 victory.

Following that game, Kerry took on Mayo.

Síofra O'Shea scored 2 goals for Kerry and helped to lead them to a 4-10 to 0-13 win over Mayo—effectively securing their first final appearance since 2012.

Meath will battle it out against Kerry to defend their title at Croke Park on 31st July.

The Euros

The final round of the Euros group stages started over the weekend for a series of exciting games all around.

England defeated Northern Ireland 5-0.

Austria conquered Norway for a 1-0 win.

Germany beat Finland 3-0.

Spain clocked a 1-0 win against Denmark.

Netherlands won 4-1 after their match with Switzerland.

And Sweden blew Portugal out with a 5-0 win.

There is only one spot in the quarter final round up for grabs, the other seven spots being held by: England, Spain, Germany, Austria, Sweden, France and Netherlands.

The group stages will come to a close later today, and the quarterfinals will begin on Wednesday.

 

That’s it for this week’s Her Sport Weekend Roundup, for these stories and more visit HerSport.ie.

 

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