Cora Staunton's AFLW History And Irish Rugby's Tough Japan Test | Weekend Roundup

Cora Staunton's AFLW History And Irish Rugby's Tough Japan Test | Weekend Roundup Cora Staunton's AFLW History And Irish Rugby's Tough Japan Test | Weekend Roundup

 

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Cora Staunton reaches the 50-goal milestone  

Staunton has impressed the masses with her amazing individual performance against the Western Bulldogs, scoring three goals for her team, Greater Western Sydney Giants. She is in fact the oldest player in AFLW history, at 40 years of age, and thus far has 50 goals to her name throughout her professional career.  

Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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Eamonn Murray stepped down as the Meath Ladies Senior Football manager

After an impressive streak of securing back-to-back All-Ireland senior titles in 2021 and 2022, Murray is resigning from his role as the Meath Ladies Senior Football Manager. Meath LGFA released subsequent statement saying Murray will be ‘sorely missed by all’. 

Ireland lose 29-10 against Japan  

After their incredible 57-22 win against japan last weekend, Ireland had to face defeat in their second test against their hosts in Tokyo. The team were missing Sam Monaghan and Dorothy Wall due to injury, and Ireland's Nichola Fryday received two final warnings by referee Lauren Jenner.  

Photo by Tsutomu Takasu/Sportsfile

Serena Williams on the last leg of her goodbye tour  

All eyes will be on Serena Williams as she takes on the US Open today, the last grand slam singles event of her career.  

The 23-time grand slam champion will grace the court at Arthur Ashe stadium at flushing meadows to bid fare well to the sport that changed her life  

Whatever way this tournament goes, that will not her final goodbye to the US Open stage, as organisers have confirmed that she and her sister Venus Williams will be due to appear at the women's doubles tournament starting Wednesday, their first doubles event they have played together since 2018.  

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Women's National League  

DLR Waves 1-0 Cork City – after an initial deadlock, Mia Dod continued to impress with a free kick into the bottom corner of the City net and the Waves defended that score till the last whistle . 

Peamount United 6-0 Treaty United - After just 6 minutes, Peamount had the upper hand and held it for the whole game, getting to 3-0 at half time and doubling that score before the last minute.  

Bohemians 2-5 Wexford Youths  - A more even game, Wexford took the win with goals from Ellen Molloy, Kylie Murphy, Nichola Sinnot and Meabh Russel, despite conceding 2 goals from Bohemians. 

Athlone Town 4-2 Sligo Rovers - After a slow start conceding a goal after just four minutes, Athlone were able to pull it out of the bag and leave the pitch victorious.   

Galway FC 1-2 Shelbourne - the tightest game of them all, Galway started the game strong on their home turf but Shelbourne were awarded a penalty in the 36th minute and with that confidence were able to push through with a series of wins till the end of the game, remaining top of the table.  

Ireland face Finland this Thursday in the World Cup Qualifiers 

Since Tallaght stadium completely sold out in a record breaking time of 30 minutes to watch the game this week, Her Sport in partnership with Whiteclaw will be hosting a watch party at The Camden at 6pm on Thursday for the match. So come along, its totally free and sure to be an exciting event.  

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