Is (overdue) change in the air for camogie championship?

Losing last year’s All-Ireland semi-final to Kilkenny hurt Galway camogie captain Sarah Dervan so much she did something, you imagine, that was totally alien to her usually sunny disposition.

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Women forming their own culture club

Women forming their own culture club

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Women can’t just let their football do the talking

The Women’s World Cup 2019 kicks off tomorrow in Paris with the hosts France taking on South Korea.

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FIFA Women's World Cup: A totally different ball game

The FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off this evening and there’s still a lot of work to be done to stop women being sidelined. The winning team will get €3.5m, compared with €33.5m earned by the French winners of the 2018 men’s tournament, writes Robert Hume.

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Roche: TV will put new stars in spotlight

Ireland striker Stephanie Roche believes the unprecedented coverage of this summer’s Women’s World Cup will precede a lasting cultural shift in the perception of women’s sport.

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Two ladies football clashes will act as curtain raisers to Munster semi-finals

This is the second time 2018 All-Ireland Junior champions Limerick have played in a curtain raiser to the men.

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Cork ladies enjoy comfortable 24-point win to get campaign off to ideal start

Cork secured an impressive win in their opening game of the TG4 Munster SFC as they defeated Waterford 3-22 to 0-7 in their round two clash played at CIT on Sunday evening.

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Is sport really an inclusive sector?

Kate Sadleir was weighed down with boxes and brochures when she finished her business at the Irish Georgian Society on Dublin’s South William Street last Tuesday.

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Laois beat Limerick in All-Ireland minor B camogie replay

Three goals in eight second-half minutes propelled Laois to a first ever All-Ireland Minor B Camogie Championship, getting the better of Limerick by 4-6 to 2-5 in the replayed decider at MacDonagh Park.

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Blow for Cora Staunton as she suffers double leg break

The Greater Western Sydney Giants announced that Mayo legend Staunton, who has won 11 All Stars in ladies football, broken her leg while playing in the AFL Sydney Premier Division Women’s competition.

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5 talking points ahead of Women’s FA Cup final

Manchester City face West Ham at Wembley

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'One thing that disappoints me too is that females don't support female sport more'

When he took on the proverbial poisoned chalice of managing Cork’s ladies’ footballers in January 2016, it was easy to imagine that Ephie Fitzgerald might soon be choking on its contents.

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Cushing insists Manchester City will not be complacent in Women’s FA Cup final

City head into the Wembley showpiece looking to claim their second trophy of the season.

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‘Girls and women absolutely love to play rugby because it’s a game for everyone’

Enya Breen (20), from Skibbereen, is a second year physiotherapy student at UL and regarded as one of the most exciting young prospects in Irish women’s rugby. She lines out for defending champions UL Bohs in today’s AIL final against Railway Union (Donnybrook, 3pm)

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Camogie forum tackles growing rules discontent

Camogie chiefs have organised a ‘Feedback forum’ in Dublin on Saturday to hear the concerns county players and managers have around the rules of the game.

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Egan ready to make it third time lucky in Olympic quest

Her routine is simple, its execution less so: three to four hours a day on the water, another 90 minutes in the gym — 14 to 16 sessions each week, all adding up to one exhausted athlete by the time Jenny Egan crumples into bed on a Saturday night.

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LGFA: Semi-final pairings in all four divisions confirmed

The final pairings for the Lidl Ladies National Football League semi-finals were confirmed after wins for Cavan and Louth in this weekend’s deciding matches.

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Meaney: We must get fans to more games

Ladies football has been leading the way in the promotion of women’s sports in Ireland in recent years.

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‘You hear all the kids on the sideline: My mammy scored’

The rise of Gaelic for Mothers and Others can benefit the next generation of girls too, writes Larry Ryan

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Hayes revels in atmosphere as Chelsea Women reach Champions League semi-finals

The second leg saw Maren Mjelde grab a late goal as her side won the tie on aggregate.

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Women in Football joins defence of Tottenham’s Hector following racial abuse

Hector has been targeted since she reported racial abuse against her in January.

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Juventus women make history with full house at Allianz stadium

Juventus women have shattered previous records after selling out the team's first game the Allianz Juventus Stadium in Turin.

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Shels drop ‘Ladies’ tag and switch to Tolka Park

Shelbourne’s women’s team are dropping the name ‘Ladies’ from their name and, having previously played at the AUL Complex, will now play all their home games at Tolka Park.

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When Croke Park opened its gates to women’s soccer

Today is International Women’s Day and we have just commemorated 100 years of enfranchisement for some women, at least. Yet, some of the most fascinating breakthroughs for women in social history happened before that, in the sporting arena.

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Cantwell hoping to banish age of resistance and ‘locked doors’ to the past

Ireland rugby Grand Slam winner Lynne Cantwell has been appointed to lead a major new drive to break down the barriers to women in sport.

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Aoife Lane: I believe GAA is ready to embrace equality

A Sunday afternoon in December, it’s 1pm and the setting is Sarsfields GAA Club, Co Galway. The place is busy, there’s a minor camogie game on the main, newly developed pitch, and a Men’s junior B game on the second pitch, writes Aoife Lane

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Roadblocks remain to women in coaching

Women need to be braver and have serious staying power to get into and stay in coaching, according to the woman who is tipped to be the first female manager in British men’s professional football.

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‘Maybe you should go back to women’s rugby’

Several Irish women who have broken the glass ceiling by coaching elite men’s teams say the only problems they ever encounter come from the opposition.

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The big interview: Lisa Fallon wants to be judged on her own merits

Many will applaud her breakthrough achievements as a woman in a man’s world but Cork City’s Lisa Fallon really wants to be celebrated for her abilities as a coach. “Football is a tough environment for everybody, not just for me."

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Katie may chase fourth belt on Joshua’s New York undercard

Katie Taylor could get the chance to complete the set of lightweight world titles at Madison Square Garden on June 1 but she has no intention of winding down thereafter.

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League Cup joy again for Manchester City

Women’s Super League leaders win on penalties.

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Rebel star Doireann O’Sullivan hails Páirc opportunity

All-Star Doireann O’Sullivan has hailed the historic agreement that will see Cork’s Ladies footballers play in Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time.

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Megan Campbell primed for return after seeing off darkest days

Taking to the training pitch is routine stuff for a professional footballer but when Megan Campbell joined her Manchester City teammates for a session last Monday, it felt like a real milestone day for the Irish international.

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St Angela's Ursuline crowned Munster champions after impressive win over STN Doon

The Waterford school dominated from the early stages and raced into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead thanks to Annie Fitzgerald and Abby Flynn.

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After comeback, Briege Corkery has bigger plans for 2019

The comeback, though she hadn’t intended on one, was triggered by an unexpected phone call from Cork camogie manager Paudie Murray.

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Without bums on seats, support for women is lip service

Who better to ask about the notion that 2018 has been a pivotal one for women’s sport in Ireland than six athletes who are at the top of their game right now?

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Cork legend looking to lead Glanmire to All-Ireland glory

Glanmire captain Amy Turpin has praised the influence of Cork ladies football legend Ger O'Flynn as they prepare for the All-Ireland.

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Alison Miller’s steady steps on a long road to recovery

Having spent nine months on the sidelines, Irish rugby star Alison Miller has “rediscovered the love for the game” as she gears up to make a return.

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Fiona O’Brien: ‘I felt I had lost my nerve a little after the injury’

Old Belvedere’s Fiona O’Brien is matter of fact when describing the injury which threatened to end her rugby career.

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IRFU’s progressive action plan targets one in five quota for women

When the IRFU established an independent review group to evaluate the women’s game in Ireland and formulate a strategy to take it into the next five years, it had more than just the success of the national team in mind.

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Hotshot Denise O’Sullivan makes Canberra guest move

Globetrotting Ireland women’s international Denise O’Sullivan has signed with Australian side Canberra United as a guest player for the 2018/19 W-League season.

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Creating a brighter future for female sports

A nationwide campaign to shift Ireland’s cultural perception of women’s sport — called ‘20x20’ — aims to increase participation, attendance, and coverage of it by 20% by the year 2020.

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Nigel Owens heaps praise on Irish referee Joy Neville

World Cup final referee Nigel Owens has praised Joy Neville after she hit another landmark over the weekend by becoming the first female to officiate a PRO14 game in Wales.

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Phil Neville relishing Lionesses test against Brazil

The Lionesses coasted through their qualification group for next summer’s finals in France.

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A real sporting chance: A great year for Irish sportswomen - but still more to do

From hockey to rowing, women’s achievements in sport are finally starting to get their fair share of attention. But there’s a lot more to be done, writes Marjorie Brennan

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A good sport: Let’s keep the momentum going for women

The number of women taking part in sport and excelling at an international level has increased in recent years but barriers still exist, writes Dr Una May.

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Ireland’s women take centre stage – and medals – across sporting world

From hockey to boxing, soccer to camogie, Ireland’s women are tasting sporting success like never before writes Joyce Fegan

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