Ciara Mageean Smashes Sonia's 1500m Record | Weekend Roundup

Ciara Mageean Smashes Sonia's 1500m Record | Weekend Roundup
Lucy Carrier-Pilkington
Lucy Carrier-Pilkington

Ciara Mageean sets an all time Irish record  

Ciara Mageean has officially smashed Irish Legend Sonia O’Sullivan’s Irish 1500m record, bringing Ireland another victory at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels. The athletics superstar clocked a time of 3 :56.63, carving more than two seconds off O’Sullivan’s previous record of 3:58.85, which has not been beaten since it was set in 1995. 



Ireland win their first round in the World Cup Qualifiers  

“Something we dreamt of has become reality,” said Pauw regarding the results. After a safe win of 1-0 against Finland last Thursday, Ireland is in good stead for their game against Slovakia tomorrow. If they win against Slovakia, they will be one of the three best second-placed teams, this means they will get to skip the first round of the playoffs. Pauw elaborated, “It will be extremely difficult because Slovakia is a good team. They have drawn against Finland – that was the major result – but there were other results that were very close too.” 


Gold for Ireland in badminton  

The FZ Forza U19 Irish Open and U15 Irish Open has officially ended and Team Ireland celebrates after they took home Gold in three events. It is safe to say that last weekend is one to remember for Irish badminton. The impressive Sophia Noble won two Gold medals and won the mixed doubles alongside Scott Guildea. In the U15 Irish Open Nicole Joy was the woman to watch after winning all three events, Girls Singles, Girls Doubles with Zarah Pender and Mixed Doubles with Andrew Hassett 

Leona Maguire secures a top-10 finish in the LPGA Dana Open

Leona Maguire achieves her 6th top-10 finish of the season at the Dana Open in Ohio. She started the day very strong in forth place but a two-under 69 pushed her down to tie in 10th place on the 13-under par. Nevertheless, a good result for the Irish golfer in what has been a very busy season.  

Lahinch claimed their third AIG Women’s Senior Cup title in four years  

Many celebrations were held for the Lahinch team this weekend after overcoming Douglas Golf Club at the AIG Women’s Senior Cup. As the defending champions, the pressure was on for Lahinch reclaim their crown as the top side in women’s golf, but now they can rest assured as the champions until next year . Winning captain Aideen McCarthy commented afterward “Douglas have been great rivals of ours over the years, always giving us a very tight match”. 

Rugby World Cup about to commence  

The RWC7s kicks off in Cape Town in just one week's time! Ireland will open their campaign against Brazil who they beat by a close call in Toulouse. The knockout format of the tournament means that Ireland has to be ready from the first whistle, marking this to be an exciting watch. 

Watch Party  

Her Sport and SKY are delighted to bring you another Watch Party for the Slovakia v Ireland World Cup Qualifier. Join us at The Bar, Stephens Green on Tuesday 6th September at 4:30pm to cheer on the girls in green. So come along, its totally free and sure to be an exciting event! 

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