Ireland Sevens Qualify for Olympics
Ireland Women's 7s have made history by booking automatic qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The crucial game was against Fiji in the fifth-place semi-final on the last day of the HSBC France Sevens in Toulouse this morning (May 14). Thanks to a brace of tries from Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, Ireland defeated Fiji 10-5, ensuring that they would finish fifth in the overall Women's World Series Rankings.
This guaranteed Ireland will join the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and hosts France in the Stade de France from July 24-30, 2024.
Mona McSharry wins gold, silver, and bronze
Irish record holder Mona McSharry has collected a gold, silver, and bronze medal each at the Canet-en-Roussillon stop of the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour.
On May 13 she won gold in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:06.54, just a half a second outside of her national record, set last month.
On May 14 she won bronze in the 50m breaststroke, behind Lara van Niekirk and Imogen Clark.
In the very same session she followed up by winning silver in the 200m breaststroke in 2:26.44, again coming close to her national record.
— Paul Griffin (@PGriffinFC) May 13, 2023
TG4 Provincial Championships Finals Determined
Cork will face Kerry in the Munster Senior Championship Final after the former defeated Waterford 2-10 to 0-4 and Kerry defeated Tipperary 2-8 to 1-5.
Meath will face Dublin in the Leinster Senior Championship Final after they defeated Laois 0-15 to 0-5.
Meanwhile in Ulster Armagh will face Donegal in the final after Armagh defeated Cavan 8-14 to 2-07.
Roscommon has won the Connacht Intermediate Championship Final after defeating Leitrim 2-13 to 1-7, with two goals coming from Aisling Hanly.
Rhasidat Adeleke wins 400m, helps University of Texas to new record
Rhasidat Adeleke, with teammates Julien Alfred, Ezinne Abba, and Kevona Davis, has set a new school 4x100m record, in 41.89 seconds, well-clear of their closest rival.
Adeleke ran the third leg at the Big 12 Conference Championships event. The team's time would've earned them a bronze at last year's World Championships.
The NCAA championships will take place next month at the University of Texas, and Adeleke's home team look to be favourites.
From the start 🔥
Julien Alfred, Ezinne Abba, Rhasidat Adeleke & Kevona Davis break their previous collegiate record with a time of 41.89🔥 pic.twitter.com/zMSj61PiAW
— Texas T&F/XC (@TexasTFXC) May 14, 2023
Adeleke also won the 400m women's race in a blistering 50.58, with teammates Kennedy Simon and Lanae-Tava Thomas taking second and third respectively.
— Texas T&F/XC (@TexasTFXC) May 14, 2023
Belfast Irish Miler Meet: Success for Shanahan and Mawdsley
A year after setting the Irish 800m record at the Belfast Irish Miler Meet, Cork's Louise Shanahan has once again won that race, with Ciara Mageean taking fourth.
With 1:59:53, Shanahan was just .11 seconds outside that record time.
England's Abigail Ives took second with a personal best of 1:59.92. Isabelle Boffey took third with 2:00.18, just ahead of Mageean with 2:00.36.
Mageean looked to be in strong position until 250m away from the finish line, when Shanahan made an impressive sprint.
Meanwhile, Sharlene Mawdsley won the 400m with a time of 52.75s, just .o5 seconds her outdoor personal best.
Camogie: Tipperary and Down win provincial senior titles
Down won the Ulster Senior Camogie Championship final Saturday, defeating Antrim 0-15 to 0-9, with ten of the winning side's points coming from team captain Niamh Mallon. Down's Dearbhla Magee also performed excellently in defence.
Meanwhile Tipperary claimed the Munster title for the first time in thirteen years, in a glorious 1-26 to 1-9 victory over Clare. Eimear Heffernan's goal for the winning side came in the 24th minute, and all but five of Tipperary's points came from open play.
Women's Premier Division- Peamount clear at top
Kate Mooney scored in the 84th minute of Peamount United's 1-0 win over Treaty United, setting her team clear at the top of the table.
- Shelbourne 2-0 DLR Waves
- Cork City 0-2 Sligo Rovers
- Wexford Youths 0-3 Bohemians
- Athlone Town 0-1 Shamrock Rovers
— Peamount Utd FC (@peamountutd) May 14, 2023