Mageean Shines At Diamond League | The Weekend Roundup

Mageean Shines At Diamond League | The Weekend Roundup Mageean Shines At Diamond League | The Weekend Roundup
Lucy Carrier-Pilkington

Ciara Mageean stuns us again

Ciara Mageean produced an extraordinary performance in the 1500m at the Diamond League final in Zurich. The two-time European Championship bronze medalist clocked a time of 4:01.68, coming in second to Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya (4:00.44). 


Ireland Women's 7s face defeat in quarter finals

After their fantastic success against Brazil last Friday, Ireland had to face defeat, loosing to New Zealand 28-0. New Zealand could only boast a narrow lead of 7-0 at half time, but Portia Woodman, Alena Saili, and Shiray Kaka each scored three tries in the final seven minutes of the second half, putting the game out of Irelands hands entirely.


The WNL highlights

The sprint for the WNL title in the SSE Airtricity Women's National League took a U turn on Saturday as Wexford Youths took over from defending champions Shelbourne. The results from the weekend of Derby’s are:  

  • Sligo rovers 2-5 Galway WFC  
  • DLR Waves 1-1 Athlone Town  
  • Treaty United 0-4 Bohemians  
  • Wexford Youths 5-1 Cork City  
  • Shelbourne 0-1 Peamount United 

Kick off for Irelands National Basketball League is today

The 2022/23 Women’s National League has begun. Taking place at the National Basketball Arena, all national league clubs from across Ireland will be represented. There will be various press conferences with with key athletes throughout the day.

Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dilemma for Irelands National Team at World Cup as they face a toss-up between Scotland or Austria as opponents  

 Their outstanding success against Finland and Slovakia has awarded them a Play-Off spot for the second round, where they will face either Scotland or Austria, both of which are very strong teams.  Ireland WNT Manager Vera Pauw said: "This is a tough draw for us. We know what is ahead of us in order to qualify for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, but it will be a difficult task." 

Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Galway WFC are withdrawing from SSE Airtricity Women’s National League starting from next season

Founder and Chair, Stephen Moran stated in his open letter that he hopes that other individuals “take up the mantle” in continuing the tradition of women‘s football in Galway. While there has been no release as to why they are deciding to withdraw, the teams absence will be sorely felt in the WNL next year. 

World Record has been broken!

Manchester City and England midfielder Kiera Walsh is set to join Barcelona on a world record transfer fee of 350,000 Euros. Walsh can now be proud of have the most expensive female football player to her name. 

Ras na mBan comes to a close

Scotland's Kate Richardson claims victory on the final day of the Ras na mBan. Despite a challenging last day, Richardson was able go home a victor on Sunday after the endurance event wrapped up in Kilkenny City. Richardson was unfortunately caught up in a crash on the wet roads with six laps to go, resulting in a mechanical and two bike changes. Never the less, she recovered well and was able to rejoin for the rest of the race.

Energia All-Ireland League Women's Division Round 1

It was a powerful start to the Energia AIL league this year as the first round commenced this Saturday and lead to some very impressive results. This is sure to be an interesting tournament.

  • Old Belvedere 14 - 5 UL Bohemians
  •  Galwegians 74 - 0 Ballincollig
  • Wicklow 17 - 45 Blackrock College

Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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