World Cup Playoffs- Ireland to face Scotland Tuesday
The Republic of Ireland's Women's National Team is set to face Scotland's team 8:00 PM Tuesday in Hampden Park after Scotland's 1-0 extra-time victory over Austria, with Abi Harrison scoring the sole goal. The Irish squad are without several players due to injury and coach Vera Pauw has said "We need to play our best game ever." This is the first time Ireland has made it to the playoffs.
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Chicago Marathon- Chepngetich runs 2nd fastest women's time ever
Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich ran the Chicago Marathon in 2:14:18 on Sunday Oct. 9, defending her title and missing the world record (set by Brigid Kosgei in 2019 on the same course) by only 14 seconds. Chepngetich ran the first half in 65:44, establishing a wide lead she managed to hold on to until the end of the race.
Ruth Chepngetich wins the women's race with the second fastest time ever, 2:14:18! pic.twitter.com/uUkOBpFBZk
— Chicago Marathon (@ChiMarathon) October 9, 2022
NWSL report exposes abuse throughout U.S. Soccer
An investigation led by former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates released its findings Monday Oct. 3rd, exposing sexual and emotional abuse in several NWSL clubs and complicity in all levels of U.S. Soccer which allowed players' complaints to go unaddressed. The report specifically focuses on coaches Paul Riley and Christy Holly, both accused of sexual abuse, and Rory Dames, accused of emotional and verbal abuse.
LGFA and Camogie All-Star nominations announced
The PWC Camogie All-Star nominations were announced Wednesday Oct. 5th. All-Ireland Champions Kilkenny have the most nominations with 11. See the full list of nominees here:
The nominations for the TG4 Ladies Football All Star Awards were also announced. Champions Meath lead the way with 13 nominations. See the full list of nominees here:
Irish Banshees 2022 AFL European Champions
After a three-year hiatus the AFL European Championships returned with reigning champions Irish Banshees defending their title at the 2022 Australian Football Championships in Croatia. They defeated the Great Britain Swans on Saturday- the only game in which any team managed to score against them. The Banshees finished with 18 goals, 16 behinds, and 124 tackles, and the Swans with 1 goal, 3 behinds, and 9 tackles.
Nina McGowan sets free-diving record
Dubliner Nina McGowan, who turned 50 in May, set a new free-diving record in Turkey, diving 43 metres in 2:10 seconds. Free-diving involves diving without any breathing apparatus; McGowan's dive was also done without fins.
A woman from Balbriggan in Dublin has set a new freediving world record in Turkey. Nina McGowan, who turned 50 earlier this year, said she hopes her record-breaking feat inspires other women. pic.twitter.com/tXwZT14OC6
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) October 4, 2022
Swim Ireland Awards
The Swim Ireland Awards were presented this weekend. Paralympic gold medalist Ellen Keane won the Performance Athlete of the Year (Para Swimming) Award, alongside fellow para swimmer and World Championship bronze medalist Roisin Ni Riain.
Mourneabbey's seven-year run as Munster senior ladies football champions was ended Sunday when they were eliminated in the first round of the competition by Ballymacarbry, who recently won their 41st consecutive Waterford title. Regular opponents Ballymacarbry beat the Cork team 3-7 to 0-7. Meanwhile in Monaghan the Donaghmoyne women have secured their 20th county title in a row.
In the Armagh senior finals, Carrickcruppen tied with Clann Eireann 2-5 to 0-11. A replay is being scheduled.
— ArmaghLGFA (@ArmaghLGFA) October 8, 2022
Energia AIL League- Beibhinn Parsons scores 5 tries in debut
Beibhinn Parsons scored 5 tries in her debut with Blackrock against Galwegians (previously unbeaten this season) in a 36-19 win. Elsewhere Railway Union defeated Suttonians 78-5, Ballincollig tied with Wicklow 10-10, and Old Belvedere beat Cooke 65-0.
Caitriona Jennings wins IAU 50 km
Letterkenny ultrarunner Caitriona Jennings won gold at the first IAU 5o km European Championships in Spain with a time of 3:19:42. Teammate Sorcha Loughnane finished sixth.
Europe Netball World Cup
The Republic of Ireland Women's Netball team is heading to Glasgow for the world cup qualifiers to compete for one of the two qualifying positions. The countries competing in Glasgow are Scotland, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, and Wales; for their first game Republic of Ireland will face Scotland on Wednesday.