Ireland win WaterPolo Home Nations Tournament
First professional loss for Katie Taylor
Katie Taylor suffered a narrow defeat in her homecoming fight after moving up a weight class to face England's Chantelle Cameron in a bid to become the undisputed light-welterweight champion (Taylor is still the undisputed lightweight champion). Cameron won by majority decision with the judges giving 95-95, 96-94, and 96-94 in favor of the English fighter. Eddie Hearn, who manages both boxers, has announced he is working on a rematch, again in Dublin.
A champion in victory and defeat.
There is only one @KatieTaylor ❤️️#TaylorCameron pic.twitter.com/EBAUANInR3
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) May 20, 2023
A win and a draw for Ireland Hockey against Scotland
Ireland Senior Women welcomed Scotland to Belfast for a two-match series as both teams prepare for the EuroHockey championship this summer. The first game took place on Saturday and was a decided 4-0 victory for Ireland. However, Scotland improved their performance on Sunday, scoring within the first minute, and only a goal from Michelle Carey with five minutes to go saved the draw.
TG4 Provincial Championships: Kildare to face Wexford in Leinster Intermediate Final
TG4 Leinster Intermediate Championship semi-finals
Kildare 3-15 Louth 0-10
Westmeath 1-7 Wexford 2-7
Munster Senior B
Kerry 1-4 Limerick 2-12
Kildare will face Wexford in the Leinster Intermediate Final, as in 2022, after Kildare won 3-15 to 0-10 against Louth and Wexford defeated Westmeath 2-7 to 1-7 in the semifinals. The decider will be held next weekend in a triple header with the Junior Final between Carlow and Kilkenny and the Senior Final between Dublin and Meath.
Women's Premier Division: Shamrock Rovers and Peamount United undefeated halfway through season
Treaty United 2-2 Wexford Youths
Sligo Rovers 0-6 Shelbourne
Peamount 2-0 Galway United
Shamrock Rovers 4-3 DLR Waves
Bohemians 3-2 Athlone Town
The regular season for the Women's Premier Division is now halfway over, and the Shamrock Rovers and Peamount United are still undefeated, with 24 and 25 points respectively. Shelbourne is close behind on 22 points followed by Bohemians at 21.
Back-to-back Irish Women's Amateur Open Title for Lorna McClymont
Scottish golfer Lorna McClymont secured a second consecutive Irish Women's Amateur Open title Sunday, registering a -16 after three rounds, a three shot win over Beth Coulter.
Not far behind was fifteen-year-old Olivia Costello, who won the Girls' title.
Lizzie Lee wins national 5k title
2016 Olympian Lizzie Lee won the national 5k title in the Irish Runner 5k Saturday, a day before her 43rd birthday.
Lee (Leevale AC) won in 16:47, followed by Ellen Moran (Galway City Harriers) in 16:53 and Cliona Murphy (Dublin City Harriers) in 16:58.
“You play to your strengths when you’re racing…I took it on with a kilometre to go and just went as hard as I could.” 🎤🤩@LizzieLeevale is your women’s National 5k champion! @LeevaleAC pic.twitter.com/sOg5mhoC2H
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) May 20, 2023
Ireland win Water Polo Home Nations Tournament
Ireland Women are the Home Nations Champions after three wins in three games played this weekend.
The competition was hosted in Dublin, at the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre. Ireland defeated Wales 21-5, England 11-10, and Scotland 18-3.
HOME NATIONS CHAMPIONS | Ireland 🇮🇪
Congratulations to the Women’s Irish Water Polo team on winning the Home Nations on home soil with three wins from three games played 🥇
🇮🇪 21 v 5 🏴
🇮🇪 11 v 10 🏴
🇮🇪 18 v 3 🏴 pic.twitter.com/bCJ0z2GdTd
— Swim Ireland (@swimireland) May 21, 2023