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#Women in Sport

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

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

'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-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

'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.

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

'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.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 25 December, 2016

'As soon as the whistle went in Croke Park I knew I had to go again... I can't end it like this'

Ten years after making her senior debut for Dublin, Sinéad Finnegan hopes to finally get her hands on an All-Ireland medal in 2017.

# women-in-sport - Monday 31 October, 2016

'Money-wise, this is a whole new stratosphere' - Can Katie be boxing's Ronda Rousey?

The Irish star’s manager, Brian Peters, chats to The42 about her plans for the future.

'One page a week on women's sport is not going to detract from newspapers' readership'

Wexford Youths player Ruth Fahy discusses the challenges facing women’s football in Ireland.

# women-in-sport - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Inniscarra stun reigning All-Ireland champions Milford to take Cork camogie crown

Established stars such as Anna Geary and Ashling Thompson had to settle for a runners-up medal.

# women-in-sport - Monday 1 August, 2016

Last kick of the game against Galway earns Donegal a quarter-final clash with Dublin

Westmeath also progressed after trouncing Meath in Mullingar.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 31 July, 2016

'Moving to America aged 14? It was my idea!'

Stephanie Meadow, who will represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics, also discusses Rory McIlroy’s Olympics snub and why more people relate to the women’s game.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Cork ladies lift Munster title as Dublin crowned Leinster champions

The Jackies demolished Westmeath by 26 points in a surprisingly one-sided provincial decider.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 24 April, 2016

The teenage gymnast set to make history for Ireland at the Olympics

Ellis O’Reilly chats to The42 about competing in Rio, balancing education and sport, and her link with Katie Taylor.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

'People coming up to you in the street is nice reward for all the hard work'

Sophie Spence is enjoying the limelight but remains focused on bringing women’s rugby to a new level.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 28 February, 2016

‘Sadly, getting funding for women in sport isn’t as easy it is for men’

Emily Smith of the Irish Dragon Boat team chats to The42 about their struggle for funding among other issues.

# women-in-sport - Friday 15 January, 2016

From 6 things that are actually true* about Irish women in sport Sponsored By Lidl

6 things that are actually true* about Irish women in sport

*Unlike that whole Ladyball thing.

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# women-in-sport - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Breaking boundaries and changing the game - how Ireland are defying their amateur status

It’s a huge month for the Ireland cricket team as they look to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 with their application, hard work and determination an example of why women’s sport in this country is thriving on a largely amateur footing.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 8 November, 2015

From There's outrage after Cork City players began their FAI cup warmup during women's penalty shootout Women In Sport
From The Daily Edge There's outrage after Cork players began their FAI cup warmup during women's penalty shootout Women In Sport

# women-in-sport - Friday 23 October, 2015

Female FA board member to be investigated after crititicising handling of Eva Carneiro case

Heather Rabbatts became the first female director of the organisation in 2011.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Amazing scenes as April Goss makes history and kicks extra point in major college football game

22-year-old has been a member of the Kent State team for the past four years.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Arizona Cardinals hire first female coach in NFL history

Jen Welter is believed to be the first woman appointed to a coaching role at an NFL franchise.

# women-in-sport - Friday 24 July, 2015

# women-in-sport - Monday 15 June, 2015

'This isn't women’s sport v men’s sport. It's about humanity and improving all of our lives'

BBC broadcaster Clare Balding is using her profile to promote gender equality in sport.

# women-in-sport - Friday 6 March, 2015

Chelsea want action on sexist chanting at football games

Footage has emerged of club doctor Eva Carneiro being abused from the stands.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 4 January, 2015

My sporting wish for 2015: Better coverage of women's sport

Steve O’Rourke outlines his wish for 2015.

# women-in-sport - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From Sonia O'Sullivan: 'I never really experienced that kind of lack of promotion' Women In Sport

Sonia O'Sullivan: 'I never really experienced that kind of lack of promotion'

The champion runner remembers that if she won – she would get her deserved spot on the front page, not hidden in the corner.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Women's sport still doesn't get the support it deserves. Here's how we can change that Opinion This post contains videos

Women's sport still doesn't get the support it deserves. Here's how we can change that

Sports PR executive Colm Woods has practical solutions to change the perception of women’s sport in Ireland.

# women-in-sport - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From Opinion: The gender gap in sport is narrowing – let's keep going in the right direction Women In Sport

Opinion: The gender gap in sport is narrowing – let's keep going in the right direction

Women and girls are participating more in sports, and more consistently, in part because of strong examples set by homegrown female athletes.

# women-in-sport - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From Opinion: Turn those angry tweets into bums on seats Women In Sport

Opinion: Turn those angry tweets into bums on seats

There’s more hurling to be done in Croke Park this Sunday.

# women-in-sport - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Ireland's top female fighter Daly looks set to follow team-mates into the UFC

Ais ‘The Bash’ talks about getting by in a male-dominated sport, being ‘the mammy’ of SBG and plans to take part in the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.

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