World Youth Boxing Championships: Cliona D'Arcy Wins Heavyweight Gold For Ireland
Cliona D’Arcy won heavyweight gold for Ireland at the World Youth Boxing Championships on Saturday in La Nucia, Spain, after a win against India’s Kirti Kirti. She won all three rounds, with the final score 5-0: 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27. Light heavyweight Dearbhla Tinnelly and light middleweight Laura Moran will both take home bronzes, having reached the semi-finals.
PwC Camogie Awards Night: 8 All-Stars for Kilkenny
All-Ireland champs Kilkenny unsurprisingly dominate the 2022 PwC Camogie All-Stars team, with eight players honored, and full-forward Miriam Walsh named PwC Camogie Player of the Year. All-Ireland Intermediate Champions Galway had seven players named soaring stars.
All-Star Winners: 1. Aoife Norris (Kilkenny – first All-Star), 2. Libby Coppinger (Cork – first All-Star), 3. Grace Walsh (Kilkenny – 3rd All-Star), 4. Shauna Healy (Galway - 4th All-Star), 5. Laura Murphy (Kilkenny – first All-Star), 6. Claire Phelan (Kilkenny – third All-Star), 7. Saoirse McCarthy (Cork – first All-Star, 2018 Soaring Star), 8. Ashling Thompson (Cork – third All-Star), 9. Lorraine Bray (Waterford – second All-Star, 2015 Soaring Star), 10. Denise Gaule (Kilkenny – sixth All-Star), 11. Beth Carton (Waterford – third All-Star), 12. Julianne Malone (Kilkenny – second All-Star),13. Katie Nolan (Kilkenny – second All-Star), 14. Miriam Walsh (Kilkenny – third All-Star), 15. Katriona Mackey (Cork – sixth All-Star).
Soaring Stars Winners: 1. Áine Graham (Antrim), 2. Ciara Hickey (Galway), 3. Ciara Donohue (Galway), 4. Ashling Moloney (Cork), 5. Katie Manning (Galway), 6. Lisa Casserly (Galway), 7. Gráinne McNicholl (Derry), 8. Jennifer Hughes (Galway), 9. Emma Laverty (Antrim), 10. Joanne Casey (Cork), 11. Katie Gilchrist (Galway), 12. Aoife Minogue (Meath), 13. Dervla Cosgrove (Antrim), 14. Niamh McPeake (Galway), 15. Lauren Homan (Cork).
Check out the features we did with players Grace Walsh, Niamh Rockett and Aisling Maher as they share their stories!
2022 SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Awards
Athlone Town’s Emily Corbet was named WNL Player of the year for 2022 after helping her team to second place in both the league and the race for the EVOKE.ie FAI Cup. Jessie Stapleton, who plays for double-champions Shelbourne, won Young Player of the Year. Peamount United’s International Aine O’Gorman won the Golden Boot as she prepares to leave the team for the Shamrock Rovers' new senior ladies side.
All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Finals
Donaghmoyne will face defending champions Kilkerrin-Clonberne in the currentaccount.ie All-Ireland Senior Club Championship decider after both teams won semi-finals this weekend. Kilkerrin-Clonberne defeated Ballymacarbry 2-10 to 0-2, and Donaghmoyne defeated the Kilmacud Crokes 1-11 to 0-7, aided by Cathriona McConnell, who scored seven points in the game which she arrived at in a helicopter following her wedding.
AFLW Premiership: Goldrick first All-Ireland champ to win
Sinead Goldrick became the first All-Ireland ladies senior football winner to also win the AFLW premiership when the Melbourne Demons defeated the Brisbane Lions in the final. Teammate and Armagh player Blaithin Mackin scored a goal in the second quarter of the final, a fitting end to a stellar debut season.
Ladies European Tour: 4th for Maguire
Leona Maguire finished the season with fourth place in the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open in Spain, just two shots out of a play-off. Sweden's Caroline Hedwall carried the day and Switzerland's Morgane Metraux took second.
FIBA Women’s Eurobasket 2023 Qualifiers: Painful Loss to the Netherlands
Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the FIBA Women’s Eurobasket 2023 were disappointed after a painful 59-56 loss to the Netherlands on Sunday, a team they lost to by 22 points a year ago. Ireland's Claire Melia, who contributed 19 points, was named MVP.
Highest Hands-on Coaching Level for Women in Men's Football
Former Carlow footballer Aine Kinsella became assistant boss for the men’s Wexford senior football team, the highest-level hands-on coaching role a woman has held in the men’s game so far.
First Woman in Division 1 Baseball
18-year-old Olivia Pichardo became the first woman named to a D1 (the highest intercollegiate level) baseball team this week, after a walk-on tryout at Brown University. A handful of other women have played intercollegiate baseball, but never at this level.
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