National Cross Country Championships- First Senior Title for Healy
Sarah Healy claimed her first national senior title at the National Cross Country Championships in Donegal this weekend in the 8000m, besting European silver medallist Ciara Mageean by 15 seconds with a time of 27:05– though Mageean still impressed as she ran much of the last lap with only one spike. Third place went to 2021 champion Michelle Finn. Dublin City Harriers claimed the team title, with four members finishing in the top 20 and Lauren Tinkler claiming 7th.
Even a lost spike can't stop @ciaramageean from winning silver medals this year😬
We can't wait to see Ciara back in the green on December 11th🇮🇪#IrishAthletics #CrossCountrySeason pic.twitter.com/13rPbAv9qu
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) November 20, 2022
New British 15k record
Eilish McColgan claimed a new British record in Holland on Sunday, running her 15k in 47:40; Coach and mum Liz once held the record at 47:43.
Caitriona Jennings claims Second in JFK Ultramarathon
Olympian Caitriona Jennings claimed second in the JFK 50 mile ultramarathon Saturday with a time of 6:28:53- the 8th-fastest women's time for the course ever and a new masters (40 and over) record. Last year's runner-up Sarah Biehl won the women's race with an incredible 6:05:42 time, smashing the previous record (set by Ellie Greenwood in 2012) by over six minutes and claiming eleventh place overall.
Northern European Gymnastics Championships
Halle Hinton won all-around bronze, with a score of 50.250, and gold on beam, with a score of 13.066, at the Northern European Gymnastics Championships in Finland this weekend. 14-year-old teammate Lily Russell, one of the youngest in the competition, took 8th on beam after a fall.
CME Group Tour Championship-Biggest Payday Ever for Maguire
Leona Maguire took 2nd at the CME Group Tour Championship this weekend to take home her biggest prize so far, €530k. Winner Lydia Ko, who edged out Maguire by two shots, received $2m (about €1.95m), the highest ever amount for women’s golf.
World Youth Boxing Championships- Four Women through to Quarterfinals
Four women from Team Ireland have made it through to the quarterfinals in the World Youth Boxing Championships in Spain. 81 kg Dearbhla Tinnelly and 70 kg Laura Moran will be between the ropes Monday Nov.21, and 57 kg Rebecca Kavanagh and 81 kg Cliona Darcy will try to win their way to the semifinals on the 21st. All fights are available live or on demand on the IBA Boxing YouTube channel.
Basketball Super League
After a 70-59 win against Fr. Matthews, Trinity Meteors moved to the top of the MissQuote.ie Super League. A 68-46 win over Moycullen ensured University of Galway Maree remains on top of the InsureMyVan.ie Super League South Conference, and the number 1 slot in the North Conference remains a three-way tie between Belfast Star, Killester, and DBS Eanna after each won their fixture this weekend.
Cricket- Historic Win over Pakistan
Team Ireland won its first T201 series victory over Pakistan last week with the help of a half-century from opening batter Gaby Lewis. The victory comes two months ahead of Women’s T20 World Cup, where Ireland has been placed in a group with Pakistan, England, India, and the West Indies.
New F1 All-Female Series Announced
F1 has announced the launch of F1 Academy, an all-female racing series, set to start in 2023. The goal is to create a feeder for young women to gain experience in order to compete in other races.
TG4 LGFA All-Star Awards
All-Ireland champions Meath led the way when the TG4 LGFA All-Star Awards were announced last night, with 6 players named on the All-Star team.
⭐️ The 2022 @TG4TV All Star team 🙌 🤩
6️⃣ @meathladiesMLGF 🟢 🟡
5️⃣ @kerryladiesfoot 🟢 🟡
2️⃣ @Mayo_LGFA 🟢 🔴
1️⃣ @ArmaghLGFA 🟠 ⚪️
1️⃣ @DonegalLGFA 🟢🟡
👏 Well done to all winners and nominees! #TG4Allstars pic.twitter.com/12mLBG21rl
— Ladies Football (@LadiesFootball) November 20, 2022
Donegal star Niamh McLaughlin also collected the Senior Player of the Year Award. Laois's Mo Nerney won the Intermediate equivalent, and Fermanagh's Bláithín Bogue the Junior.
Congratulations to @DonegalLGFA star @NiamhMcL08 🌟2022 Senior LGFA Player of the year!🌟@SportTG4 pic.twitter.com/FmpPJtz3yq
— Her Sport (@HerSportDotIE) November 21, 2022