Women's European Boxing Championship - Three Gold for Team Ireland!
Team Ireland swept the Women's European Boxing Championship this week, with Kellie Harrington, Aoife O'Rourke, and Amy Broadhurst winning gold. Caitlin Fryers and Christina Desmond took home silver medals and Michaela Walsh and Shannon Sweeney brought home bronze medals.
Dublin's Olympic gold winner Harrington won gold in the lightweight category after defeating Czech Lenka Bernardova. Roscommon's Aoife O'Rourke won middleweight gold after a difficult bout with Poland's Elzbieta Wojcik, and Dundalk native Broadhurst won gold in the light-welterweight category by defeating Ukraine's Mariia Bova. In the finals, Fryer was defeated by Turkey's Buse Naz Cakiroglu and Desmond by Armenian Ani Hovsepyan.
Champions of Europe, #TeamIreland pic.twitter.com/9EnR1KAQQB
— IABA (@IABABOXING) October 23, 2022
Energia AIL Round 6
Unbeaten Blackrock defeated previously unbeaten Old Belvedere 19-10 this weekend in the Energia All-Ireland League, as Bohemians defeated Ballincollig 19-7. Elsewhere Wicklow won over Cooke 20-10, and Railway Union over Galwegians 57-7.
Paracycling Track World Championship
Team Ireland's Richael Timothy left the Paracycling Track World Championship with two fourth-place finishes and one sixth-place finish, respectively in the scratch race, omnium, WC3 individual pursuit. She also broke two national records in the flying 200m and 500m time trials.
Onwards and Upwards 👊🇮🇪 https://t.co/r8WhpIfFDf
— Richael Timothy (@RichaelT) October 22, 2022
TG4 Players of the Year Nominees Announced
The TG4 Ladies Football Players of the Year nominees have been announced for Senior, Intermediate and Junior grades. The Senior nominees are Donegal's Niamh McLaughlin, Kerry's Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh, and All-Ireland Senior Champion Emma Duggan representing Meath. Aisling Donoher, Erone Fitzpatrick, and Mo Nerney are the Intermediate nominees, all from All-Ireland champions Laois. The three Junior nominees are Antrim's Cathy Carey, and Fermanagh's Bláithín Bogue and Eimear Smith. The winners will be revealed November 19 at the All-Stars Award Banquet.
Women's National League
This year's WNL season has been remarkably competitive, but it will draw to a close next weekend when Wexford Youths play Shelbourne for the title next weekend, thanks to the results this weekend. Shelbourne defeated Sligo Rovers 2-0 with Irish international Abbie Larkin scoring both goals. Peamount United and Wexford Youths traded goals in a 3-3 draw with Erin McLaughlin, Sadhbh Doyle, and Áine O'Gorman scoring for Peamount and Kylie Murphy and Ellen Molloy scoring for Wexford (Molloy twice). Athlone Town defeated Galway 1-0 with Muireann Devaney's goal. Further down the table, Bohemians defeated Cork City 1-0, with Abbie Brophy scoring in the 90th minute. DLR Waves won 7-0 against Treaty United, with two goals from Kate Mooney and a goal apiece scored by Nicole Keogh, Katie Malone, Shauna Carroll, Carla McManus, and Kerri Letmon.
📸 Incredible finish in Dublin.
Áine’s last minute equaliser takes us to a Title decider at Ferrycarrig in seven days time. pic.twitter.com/5XNBtsSB3Y
— Wexford Youths Women (@YouthsWomen) October 22, 2022
World Cup Draw
Ireland is preparing for a tough battle after the World Cup Draw Saturday, which placed Ireland in Group B. Ireland will play hosts Australia in the opening game of the tournament in Sydney before facing Olympic Champions Canada and then Nigeria, the best team from Africa. An additional challenge is the amount of travelling the team will have to do: from Sydney to Perth on the other side of the continent and then back to the east coast to play in Brisbane.