KPMG Women's Irish Open- Maguire and Walsh Miss Out
The Irish Women's Open returned to the Ladies' European Tour after a ten-year hiatus. Ireland's Leona Maguire made a remarkable comeback from a difficult beginning which had left her ten shots behind, but missed making the 14-under-par required to make it into the play-off by just one shot. This left a three-way play-off between Nicole Broch Estrup, Ursula Wikstrom, and the Czech Republic's Klara Spilkova, who became champion after a birdie at the 18th hole. Ireland's Aideen Walsh had narrowly missed making the cut-off for the last two days of playing.
Came up a shot short but gave it my absolute all this weekend @WomensIrishOpen
Massive thank you for everyone who came out to support, the crowds were incredible & @GolfDromoland was a class venue 🇮🇪💚 pic.twitter.com/KcOZpnw7SK
— Leona Maguire (@leona_maguire) September 25, 2022
World Rowing Championships- Katie O'Brien Wins Gold
Para rower Katie O'Brien won gold in the PR2 single sculls final, defeating reigning champion Kathryn Ross of Australia (also Paralympic champion of the PR2 mixed double) by ten seconds. Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen won bronze in lightweight doubles, with gold going to the UK's Imogen Grant and Emily Craig. Olympic champions Valentina Rodini and Federica Cesarini had surprisingly missed out a spot in the final of the same race after doing poorly in semi-finals. Sanita Puspure and Zoe Hyde collected bronze in the heavyweight double.
WORLD CHAMPION 🥇
Katie O’Brien has won the gold medal in the Para women’s single sculls at the World Rowing Championship.
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— Her Sport (@HerSportDotIE) September 23, 2022
Berlin Marathon- Assefa Astonishes in 2nd Marathon Ever
At the Berlin Marathon on Sunday 28-year-old Tigist Assefa of Ethiopia won the women's race in 2:15:37, the third-fastest time for a woman ever,which broke the course record by nearly three minutes. This was Assefa's 2nd marathon ever — she has previously focused on the 800 meters — and, astonishingly, a personal best by almost 20 minutes.
Ireland Qualify For T20 World Cup
Ireland's cricket team beat Zimbabwe in a nail-biting match to win by four runs and qualify for the 2023 T20 World Cup in South Africa.
Women's Super League- Arsenal Triumphs in Front of Record Audience
Arsenal's 4-0 triumph over Tottenham was cheered on by a record-breaking 47,367 fans in Emirates Stadium, the largest ever audience for the WSL.The previous record was 38,262, set in Nov. 2019 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In the Saturday game Vivianne Miedema scored twice, with Beth Mead and Rafaelle Souza also scoring. Irish national team captain Katie McCabe played well for Arsenal throughout, switching between left- and right-wing.
Australian Football League Women's Competition
The Adelaide Crows made AFLW history in their 15.7 (97) - 0.1(1) defeat of the Giants on Sunday—the biggest win in the AFLW's seven seasons. Mayo LGFA's Niamh Kelly and former Clare Gaelic Football player Ailish Considine both play for the Crows; former Mayo star Cora Staunton plays for the Giants.
Leah McCourt Wins at Bellator 285
MMA fighter Leah McCourt defeated Brazilian Dayana Silva at the Bellator 285 on Friday, winning in all three rounds 29-28, 30-27, 30-27, securing a welcome comeback from her defeat in the much-publicized February match between her and Sinead Kavanagh. McCourt's record is now 7-2.
Evoke.ie FAI Women's Cup- Gibson Scores Hat-Trick
Athlone Town is set to play Shelbourne Nov. 6th in the FAI final, after both teams won their fixtures this week. Athlone Town defeated Wexford Youths 3-0, with Maddison Gibson scoring all three goals, and Shelbourne defeated Bohemians 1-0 with Noelle Murray's penalty.