Celebrating Irish women in sport: past, present and future.
Name: Sonia O’Sullivan
Why we love her: Cobh-born Sonia is one of Ireland’s most successful ever athletes, raking in gold, silver and bronze medals in stadiums across the world: Athens, Oslo, Gothenburg, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Budapest, Munich, Turin Paris, Dublin, Sydney. Sonia also was a guest speaker at the Liberty Insurance Games Development Conference 2015.
Athletics Ireland announced details of the Sonia 5K, a brand new running event.
This month, Athletics Ireland announced details of the Sonia 5K, a brand new running event taking place in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday, June 13th to mark the 20th anniversary of her historic 5,000 metres victory at the 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg.
Participants will have the rare opportunity to join Sonia on a beautiful scenic route around Dublin Bay, starting and finishing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. And all finishers will receive an exact replica of the World Championship Gold Medal Sonia won when she became Ireland’s first-ever female Athletics World Champion.
Women in Sport: In The News
Ireland 2 - England 0
Congratulations to Republic of Ireland U17 ladies who have reached the UEFA Championships European Finals, having made it through the Elite Qualifying Rounds unbeaten.
Congratulations to Republic of Ireland U17 ladies who have reached the UEFA Championships European Finals
After beating England, the Netherlands and Hungary, the team finished as best runners up out of the six qualifying groups, and will now start preparing for the June finals in Iceland, where they will take their place among the top eight teams in Europe.
Women in Sport: Coming Up
We can’t wait for the Division One Final of the Irish Daily Star Camogie League in Semple Stadium on May 3rd, when Galway and Cork meet after overcoming Kilkenny and Limerick in their respective semi-finals.
Galway did well to beat Champions Kilkenny by 5-07 to 2-09 at O’Connor Park and All-Ireland champions Cork were made to work very hard indeed by Limerick right up to the last ten minutes.
Players to watch: Orla Cotter (Cork), Niamh McGrath (Galway)
Meanwhile, Laois meet Waterford in the Division Two final, which takes place on May 2nd in Dr. Cullen Park.
Best of luck to all the teams involved!