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#Women in Sport

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Rebecca Welch makes history by becoming first female referee appointed to English Football League match
# Trailblazer
From The42
# Trailblazer

Rebecca Welch makes history by becoming first female referee appointed to English Football League match

Mar 30th 2021, 3:25 PM 2,729 Views 0 Comments

‘It shows that there is a real opportunity to young girls,’ says the 37-year-old, who takes charge of Harrowgate v Port Vale on Easter Monday.

# women-in-sport - Monday 15 February, 2021

Kilkenny duo and Galway star make Player of the Year shortlist
# Camogie
From The42
# Camogie

Kilkenny duo and Galway star make Player of the Year shortlist

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 12:06 PM 16,272 Views 0 Comments

The Camogie All-Stars teams will be revealed at a virtual event on Saturday, 6 March.

# women-in-sport - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Female inter-county players spending up to €200 per week on fuel costs to get to training
# Equity
From The42
# Equity

Female inter-county players spending up to €200 per week on fuel costs to get to training

Oct 28th 2020, 11:04 AM 6,736 Views 6 Comments

The WGPA have released their findings from a new report, entitled ‘Levelling The Field’.

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

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

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

Oct 20th 2020, 12:23 PM 9,968 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 8th 2020, 2:30 PM 5,727 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Chelsea and England striker Kirby reveals battle with debilitating heart condition

Feb 17th 2020, 4:16 PM 3,430 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 3:03 PM 2,852 Views 0 Comments

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
# Women In Sport
From The42
# Women In Sport

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

Aug 13th 2019, 11:45 AM 9,926 Views 4 Comments

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
# Women In Sport
From The42
# Women In Sport

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

Jun 13th 2019, 1:37 PM 2,143 Views 1 Comment

Interview with Nicole Drought wins the May award.

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

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

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

May 7th 2019, 2:08 PM 3,078 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 12:26 PM 8,328 Views 2 Comments

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
# Opportunity Knocks
From The42
# Opportunity Knocks

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

Mar 8th 2019, 7:00 AM 8,785 Views 2 Comments

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
From The42
# SPORT IRELAND

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

Mar 7th 2019, 3:44 PM 5,964 Views 1 Comment

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
# Inclusion V Collusion
From The42
# Inclusion V Collusion

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

Mar 6th 2019, 3:00 PM 14,631 Views 18 Comments

‘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 Chelsea
From The42
# Chelsea Chelsea

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

Mar 5th 2019, 8:11 PM 10,029 Views 3 Comments

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

'Beautifully directed and filmed'- Praise for last night's documentary 'Jump Girls'
# In The Saddle
From The42
# In The Saddle

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

Feb 22nd 2019, 2:17 PM 5,282 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Feb 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 52,611 Views 85 Comments

‘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

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

RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts

Jan 3rd 2019, 8:09 PM 6,743 Views 3 Comments

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

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

2018 in review - top 3 most memorable moments for Irish women in sport
# A Year To Remember
From The42
# A Year To Remember

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

Dec 29th 2018, 1:00 PM 4,615 Views 1 Comment

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

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

'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
From The42
# 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'

Dec 25th 2018, 12:00 PM 23,696 Views 63 Comments

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

RTÉ's new documentary series following five Irish sportswomen to premiere next month
# Women In Sport
From The42
# Women In Sport

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

Oct 15th 2018, 1:26 PM 12,594 Views 0 Comments

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
# Irish Basketball
From The42
# Irish Basketball

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

Aug 11th 2018, 7:17 PM 5,262 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

Aug 3rd 2018, 9:55 AM 3,440 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jul 31st 2018, 12:03 PM 4,576 Views 0 Comments

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
# Survive And Advance
From The42
# Survive And Advance

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

Jul 28th 2018, 6:36 PM 6,659 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 8:47 PM 3,915 Views 2 Comments

Get your skates on.

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

17 World Cup winners among 28 professional contracts for New Zealand women
# Women's Rugby
From The42
# Women's Rugby

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

May 23rd 2018, 3:34 PM 3,632 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

May 8th 2018, 12:19 PM 5,817 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 14th 2018, 9:00 AM 17,738 Views 43 Comments

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
# History Making
From The42
# History Making

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

Updated Apr 4th 2018, 5:00 PM 16,370 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

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

Apr 3rd 2018, 4:28 PM 2,815 Views 0 Comments

They’ve agreed a three-year deal.

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

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

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

Dec 31st 2017, 5:01 PM 13,821 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 3:41 PM 4,431 Views 0 Comments

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
# Support Her Sport
From The42
# Support Her Sport

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

Nov 14th 2017, 2:38 PM 2,317 Views 1 Comment

Myles is hosting a free event in Ardee on Thursday.

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

Opinion: Positive discrimination is needed in sport to battle gender balance problem
# Women In Sport
From The42
# Women In Sport

Opinion: Positive discrimination is needed in sport to battle gender balance problem

Oct 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 5,064 Views 13 Comments

It’s a necessary evil.

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

From gutted she couldn't 'be like Sonia' to finding her niche and flying the flag worldwide
# Jumping All Over The World
From The42
# Jumping All Over The World

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

Aug 13th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,152 Views 3 Comments

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
# Grist To The Mill
From The42
# Grist To The Mill

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

Aug 6th 2017, 8:10 AM 2,842 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 8:30 AM 3,842 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Why I have a girl crush on... Ireland's women's football team

Apr 9th 2017, 6:00 PM 5,588 Views 9 Comments

COYGIG!

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

Match fees, kits and gym access: how Ireland's other women's national teams are treated
# Women In Sport
From The42
# Women In Sport

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

Apr 7th 2017, 2:30 PM 25,598 Views 26 Comments

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

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