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# Flying the flag

Last month
January 2023
# Flying the flag
Lowry joint leader in Abu Dhabi as Harrington rolls back the years
The Irish pair impressed in the third round.
# Flying the flag
Irish referee Michelle O'Neill selected for this summer's World Cup
The Wexford official will join Vera Pauw’s history-makers Down Under.
Last year
2022
# Flying the flag
History-making Passmore rounds off brilliant week at World Junior Diving Championships
The 17-year-old finished fifth in the 3M Springboard final, having won Ireland’s first-ever world-level diving medal on Tuesday.
# Flying the flag
Meath, Armagh, Leitrim and Mayo stars nominated for AFLW awards
Vikki Wall and Blaithin Mackin are up for Best First-Year Player, with Áine Tighe and Aileen Gilroy in the running for MVP.
# Flying the flag
Leona Maguire and Seamus Power make strong starts Stateside
The Irish duo put down successful opening rounds at the LPGA Tour Championship and the RSM Classic.
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Nine Irish players left in AFLW race with Mayo showdown in store this weekend
There’s two finals series games down for decision on Saturday.
# Flying the flag
Seamus Power 'over the moon' after second PGA Tour win in Bermuda
The Waterford man has moved up to 32nd in the world rankings.
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Lowry fires 67 after hour's drive to buy putter, McIlroy and Power also going well at CJ Cup
It was a successful second round for the Irish in South Carolina.
# Flying the flag
Two more Irish boxers advance to European Championship quarter-finals
Shannon Sweeney and Caitlin Fryers brought the number of Irish one win away from a medal in Montenegro to nine.
# Irish Eye
Man United go top of WSL as Ireland's World Cup history-makers return to club duty
From own goals to absentees, there was no shortage of talking points.
# Flying the flag
Joy Neville to referee big clash of Six Nations rivals at World Cup
The Limerick woman will be on duty for England-France and Japan-Canada next month.
# Flying the flag
Meath and Cork stars confirmed for AFLW debuts on Saturday
Vikki Wall and Erika O’Shea will both feature for North Melbourne.
# Flying the flag
The 22 Irish stars set for the new AFLW season
They’re spread across 12 teams and hail from 12 different counties.
# Rebel Roar
Mixed emotions for Ireland striker Noonan after Championship debut goal
‘To get the goal, I was delighted. At the end of the day, it’s the three points that we want and we didn’t get them.’
# medal alert
Ciara Mageean wins 1500m silver at European Championships
Just beforehand, Mark English qualified for the 800m final as an automatic qualifier.
# Euro Vision
No injury doubts for Shels as King optimistic ahead of Champions League clash
The Women’s National League champions are in Slovenia, where they face ZNK Pomurje tomorrow.
# Flying the flag
'Over the moon' - Two golds and bronze wrap up successful World Championships for Ireland
Katie-George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal secured a sixth World Championship title.
# Flying the flag
Ireland's Kelly Murphy sets new national record at European Championships
Ryan Henderson produced a top 10 finish in the BMX Freestyle final.
# success
Irish show jumping team qualify for 2024 Olympics
Michael Blake’s crew finished fourth at the World Championships in Herning last night.
# Flying the flag
'Dream come true' as Conor Coventry makes Premier League debut
The Republic of Ireland U21 captain came on in the closing minutes of West Ham’s defeat to Manchester City.
# Flying the flag
Gold for Lavin, season's best for Coscoran as both Irish Olympians win medals
Limerick star Lavin won the 100m hurdles final in Anhalt.
# irish down under
Clare's Considine crowned AFLW champion again after Grand final win with Adelaide
The Crows saw off Melbourne in the decider, with Sinéad Goldrick excellent in defeat.
# Irish reds
'Nothing but good things to say' - praise for Liverpool's Irish trio after title success
Lovely words for Niamh Fahey, Leanne Kiernan and Megan Campbell in Matt Beard’s guide to his squad.
# Flying the flag
More recognition for Staunton and O'Dwyer as Irish duo nominated for AFLW MVP
Bríd Stack is also in the running for Most Courageous Player.
# Flying the flag
Two Irish stars in line for top All-Australian honours
Cora Staunton and Orla O’Dwyer are in the initial 40-strong squad.
# Flying the flag
Irish disappointment as Chelsea and City reach FA Cup semi-finals, Barrett brilliant in Germany
Super sub Amber Barrett scored two and assisted one as FC Koln all but secured their place in the Frauen-Bundesliga for another year.
# The42 Reads
Giant ambitions as Eagle soars: the Irish leaders making an impact in Australia
Cora Staunton and Aisling McCarthy are important figures at GWS Giants and West Coast Eagles respectively.
# Flying the flag
The Irish contingent central to Liverpool's promotion bid and FA Cup dream
Niamh Fahey, Leanne Kiernan, Megan Campbell and S&C coach Colm Smith are having a big influence on Merseyside.
# Flying the flag
Two new Irish records set on World Indoor Tour
Georgie Hartigan and Sarah Healy had a day to remember in Birmingham.
# Making moves
Leona Maguire and Séamus Power shoot up world rankings after weekend exploits
Maguire hits a career-high of 20th following her maiden LPGA Tour win.
# Flying the flag
Brilliant Coscoran wins World Indoor Tour mile in New York, with McCann third
‘We’re back, baby!’
# Flying the flag
Two Irish stars named in AFLW Team of the Week
Mayo’s Aileen Gilroy and Áine Tighe of Leitrim have really impressed Down Under.
All time
# Preview
Katie McCabe's Arsenal face Chelsea in today's historic FA Cup final at Wembley
The Republic of Ireland captain will fly the flag on the big stage.
# Flying the flag
'It's been a phenomenal year for Irish women in sport'
Leona Maguire was one of many to excel on the world stage in 2021.
# We've got McCabe
Ireland captain and Arsenal star McCabe named WSL Player of the Month for October
Katie McCabe has been in stellar form of late.
# Flying the flag
'A phenomenal athlete' - Irish teen Slevin finishes 19th at World Gymnastics Championships
The Galway native made history earlier this week in Japan.
# Flying the flag
Kiernan continues Liverpool goal-scoring form, Connolly downs Birmingham's Irish Seven
There were two Irish scorers on a busy night of Continental Cup action.
# Flying the flag
'Representing Ireland in Europe is a huge honour' - Champions League adventure begins
Peamount United face Serbian champions Spartak Subotica in tomorrow’s Qualifying Round.
# Flying the flag
McIlroy relieved just to make the cut at the Open, Lowry in contenion after stunning 65
‘I’m just trying to play my own game and not even look at the board,’ says McIlroy.
# Comeback is on
Fremantle show faith in Leitrim star with new deal despite two injury-ravaged seasons
Áine Tighe will look to make her AFLW debut next season after a nightmare run of knee injuries.