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# Women in Sport

Last year
Aoife Martin: 'Those who wouldn't cross the road for women's sport are now upset by trans women in sport'
Our columnist addresses the contentious debate around trans women in sport and outlines the damage it is doing to many trans people.
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Quiz: How well do you remember this glittering year for Irish women in sport?
2021 was a momentous one.
'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.
Women in Sport programmes to receive €4 million government funding
The funding will be shared across 45 national governing bodies.
Rebecca Welch makes history by becoming first female referee appointed to English Football League match
‘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.
Kilkenny duo and Galway star make Player of the Year shortlist
The Camogie All-Stars teams will be revealed at a virtual event on Saturday, 6 March.
Female inter-county players spending up to €200 per week on fuel costs to get to training
The WGPA have released their findings from a new report, entitled ‘Levelling The Field’.
'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.
'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.
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.
Ward, Goldrick and McGrath head up LGFA player of the year nominees
There are further Australia-bound stars nominated at intermediate and junior level.
'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.
The42 wins 20x20 award for Brendan Coffey's feature on Tipperary circuit driver
Interview with Nicole Drought wins the May award.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
'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.
'Beautifully directed and filmed'- Praise for last night's documentary 'Jump Girls'
Aired on TG4, it tells the stories of several female jockeys.
'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.
RFU unveil 28 women given full-time professional contracts
Simon Middleton announced his 35-strong Six Nations squad today.
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'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
7 new events added to Winter Olympics to boost women's participation
Get your skates on.
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.
'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: '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.
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.
Aviva announce sponsorship of Ireland WNT ahead of crunch World Cup qualifiers
They’ve agreed a three-year deal.
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.
'It's good to see the conversation has changed and we can now be critical of women's sport'
Sharon Hutchinson of is speaking at the Exploring Gender Equality in Irish Sport conference this weekend.
'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.
Opinion: Positive discrimination is needed in sport to battle gender balance problem
It’s a necessary evil.
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.