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#Women in Sport

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'This is hugely significant': A first for the Ireland women's rugby team

Ireland rugby star Sene Naoupu says she is excited that fans will now be able to buy the women’s replica shirt.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

From The42 'All the blocks that have been put in place now need to be built upon' - New 20x20 documentary released Choose What's Next This post contains videos

'All the blocks that have been put in place now need to be built upon' - New 20x20 documentary released

The video marks the final chapter of the campaign, which aims to create a cultural shift in our perception of girls and women in sport.

# women-in-sport - Monday 17 February, 2020

From The42 Chelsea and England striker Kirby reveals battle with debilitating heart condition Illness

Chelsea and England striker Kirby reveals battle with debilitating heart condition

Having missed the past three months with pericarditis, the 26-year-old says she is on the road to recovery.

# women-in-sport - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

From The42 Ward, Goldrick and McGrath head up LGFA player of the year nominees Awards

Ward, Goldrick and McGrath head up LGFA player of the year nominees

There are further Australia-bound stars nominated at intermediate and junior level.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

'Entertaining, passionate, doesn't pull any punches' - The42's Paul Fennessy claims 20x20 award

His in-depth feature with Ireland’s all-time female top goalscorer Olivia O’Toole has today been named July’s winner.

# women-in-sport - Thursday 13 June, 2019

The42 wins 20x20 award for Brendan Coffey's feature on Tipperary circuit driver

Interview with Nicole Drought wins the May award.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

From The42 'It feels a bit surreal': Landmark day for Irish women's cricket Progress

'It feels a bit surreal': Landmark day for Irish women's cricket

Six players will receive part-time professional contracts thanks to the support of Sport Ireland.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

From The42 Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy Appointment

Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy

She will leave her current position as the IRFU women’s and girls rugby development manager.

# women-in-sport - Friday 8 March, 2019

From 'not ok' barriers to breaking down more and more for go-getter Cantwell

The former Ireland rugby star has been appointed chair of Sport Ireland’s Women in Sport steering committee.

# women-in-sport - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Ex-Ireland international and full-time lead to pioneer new Women in Sport policy

Sport Ireland have announced an increased annual fund of €2 million.

# women-in-sport - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Radcliffe: Transgender women no threat to female sport 'right now', but rules open to manipulation

‘You don’t have to talk about excluding transgender women from sport, but I don’t know if the current levels go far enough.’

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

'I was leading my team out 10 days before I gave birth, thinking to myself, 'Please don't go into labour''

Chelsea women’s manager Emma Hayes has had some journey, breaking barrier after barrier en route to where she is today.

# women-in-sport - Friday 22 February, 2019

From The42 'Beautifully directed and filmed'- Praise for last night's documentary 'Jump Girls' In The Saddle This post contains videos

'Beautifully directed and filmed'- Praise for last night's documentary 'Jump Girls'

Aired on TG4, it tells the stories of several female jockeys.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

'Why can't I find comfortable, sweat-resistant, appropriate sportsgear? I'm a woman'

‘I wonder if my O’Neills tracksuit from P.E. is stashed away anywhere at home?’, writes Sarah Geraghty.

# women-in-sport - Thursday 3 January, 2019

From The42 RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts 15-a-side

RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts

Simon Middleton announced his 35-strong Six Nations squad today.

# women-in-sport - Saturday 29 December, 2018

From The42 2018 in review - top 3 most memorable moments for Irish women in sport A Year To Remember This post contains videos

2018 in review - top 3 most memorable moments for Irish women in sport

In a year of highlights, we look at some of the top moments for Ireland’s women.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

From The42 'Women's sport hasn't been visible enough to occupy that same spot in our hearts. It should, it can and it will' 20x20 Vision

'Women's sport hasn't been visible enough to occupy that same spot in our hearts. It should, it can and it will'

One of the brains behind the 20×20 campaign, Sarah Colgan, sat down with The42 to delve deeper into the landmark campaign.

# women-in-sport - Monday 15 October, 2018

From The42 RTÉ's new documentary series following five Irish sportswomen to premiere next month Women In Sport This post contains videos

RTÉ's new documentary series following five Irish sportswomen to premiere next month

Following the lives of elite athletes, ‘We Run the World’ will go out on the RTÉ Player over November.

# women-in-sport - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Finn shines as U18s grab Ireland's first ever Div A win to keep survival hopes alive

Bosnia-Herzegovina will battle Ireland’s U18 women tomorrow with Division A status on the line.

# women-in-sport - Friday 3 August, 2018

From The42 'We won't fear each other whatsoever': Shaw looks forward to facing familiar foe Spain in World Cup semi Hasta Manana

'We won't fear each other whatsoever': Shaw looks forward to facing familiar foe Spain in World Cup semi

‘We’ve played each other a lot over the last four years,’ says hockey coach Graham Shaw.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

From The42 AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list Club Rugby

AIL season takes shape as IRFU unveil men and women's fixture list

The new club season will get under way on 28 September with the men’s division 1 kicking off a week later.

# women-in-sport - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Kerry net three, but Donegal keep nose in front to advance to quarter-finals

The Ulster champions held firm to set up a quarter-final clash with Armagh.

# women-in-sport - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

From The42 7 new events added to Winter Olympics to boost women's participation Beijing 2022

7 new events added to Winter Olympics to boost women's participation

Get your skates on.

# women-in-sport - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women

The group of 28 does not include the country’s Sevens stars who bolstered their push for the World Cup in Ireland.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

From The42 'An awesome line we've now drawn in the sand': NZ Football gives pay parity to men and women's teams Pay Equality

'An awesome line we've now drawn in the sand': NZ Football gives pay parity to men and women's teams

Kiwi women’s football teams will now enjoy the same travel considerations, equal match fees and image rights as their male equivalents.

# women-in-sport - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Women in sport: 'We press pause on our lives, sacrificing friends, family and career'

I look forward to the day where words like ‘struggle’ and ‘sacrifice’ are no longer synonymous with a female athlete’s story, writes Ailis Egan.

# women-in-sport - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Opportunity knocks for Leona Maguire as historic first women's tournament set for Augusta

Augusta National announced the establishment of the Women’s Amateur Championship from 2019.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

From The42 Aviva announce sponsorship of Ireland WNT ahead of crunch World Cup qualifiers Support

Aviva announce sponsorship of Ireland WNT ahead of crunch World Cup qualifiers

They’ve agreed a three-year deal.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 31 December, 2017

From The42 Stand-offs, world rugby awards and record-breaking crowds - women's sport in Ireland in 2017 Report Card

Stand-offs, world rugby awards and record-breaking crowds - women's sport in Ireland in 2017

It has been a progressive year for women’s sport in Ireland, but there were some low points.

# women-in-sport - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

From The42 'It's good to see the conversation has changed and we can now be critical of women's sport' Equality

'It's good to see the conversation has changed and we can now be critical of women's sport'

Sharon Hutchinson of Sportswomen.ie is speaking at the Exploring Gender Equality in Irish Sport conference this weekend.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'Women have to put up with much more' - but Jessica Myles is fighting hard to keep them in sport

Myles is hosting a free event in Ardee on Thursday.

# women-in-sport - Saturday 28 October, 2017

# women-in-sport - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From gutted she couldn't 'be like Sonia' to finding her niche and flying the flag worldwide

Irish high jump record-holder and Olympian Deirdre Ryan spoke to The42 about her own experiences and the importance of sport.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Ireland Women striving to make sporting role models a not-so-rare commodity for girls

Women’s sport needs high-profile events to spark interest for girls at a stage when, statistically, they’re dropping out.

# women-in-sport - Saturday 22 July, 2017

From The42 'It will be absolutely huge for sport here' - The legacy of the Women's Rugby World Cup Ireland 2017

'It will be absolutely huge for sport here' - The legacy of the Women's Rugby World Cup

Elaine Buckley of the Fair Game podcast spoke to The42 this week.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 9 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge Why I have a girl crush on... Ireland's women's football team Coygig

# women-in-sport - Friday 7 April, 2017

Match fees, kits and gym access: how Ireland's other women's national teams are treated

We asked players from the national cricket, rugby, hockey, basketball and athletics teams about their playing and training conditions.

From The42 Forty years on from the Grand National's first female jockey, women in sport still have fences to jump Column

Forty years on from the Grand National's first female jockey, women in sport still have fences to jump

When it comes to equality, women in sport still face a proverbial Becher’s Brook, writes Tommy Martin.

# women-in-sport - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

From The42 'There needs to be a change in mindset in how we view the role of women in sport' Equality

'There needs to be a change in mindset in how we view the role of women in sport'

Minister Patrick O’Donovan says his Department has offered mediation in an attempt to find a resolution in the row between the women’s national team and the FAI.

# women-in-sport - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

'There's that small fear in the back of your head: what happens if I'm really bad?'

Annalise Murphy on life after Rio and what’s next for the Olympic silver medallist.

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