If January was a benchmark for top women in sport moments in Ireland, February continues to set up 2015 and beyond for success.
With global GAA visitors and a huge move to bring global women’s sport to Ireland, here’s our top February ‘Moments of the Month’.
IRFU submit bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.
The IRFU have announced they have submitted a bid to host the Women’s Rugby World Cup in August 2017 in Dublin and Belfast. IRFU Women’s Rugby Ambassador, and former captain, Fiona Coghlan said: “I am delighted to be part of this ambitious bid to bring one of the world’s premier women’s sporting events to Ireland.”
I am delighted to be part of this ambitious bid to bring one of the world’s premier women’s sporting events to Ireland.
After the Irish side’s recent Rugby World Cup and 6 Nations achievements the popularity and participation in women’s rugby has grown. This bid is also an opportunity to demonstrate Ireland’s capacity to host sporting events at a global level and will be a litmus test to attract more major global women’s competitions to Irish shores.
South African Gaels visit Dublin ahead of GAA World Games in Abu Dhabi
The South African Gaels Ladies Football Team made history when they arrived in Dublin.
The South African Gaels Ladies Football Team made history when they arrived in Dublin as guest of ESB International to become the first South African Ladies Football team to play in Ireland. The Gaels played UCD International Ladies team and an All-Star selection before journeying on to the Inaugural GAA World Games in Abu Dhabi.
The visit included a training sessions with Dublin Footballer, Noelle Healy plus a visit to Mayo before departing for an exciting evolution for GAA globally at the GAA World Games.
Waterford Institute of Technology win a historic Ashbourne Cup camogie five in a row.
Ireland’s top college’s camogie competition, the Ashbourne Cup celebrating its 100th year saw Waterford Institute of Technology pick up a historic fifth title in a row against University of Limerick.
Following two periods of extra-time, a late converted free saw the south-east side edge past the Limerick University for their fifth title in a row, a feat not seen before in colleges or GAA modern era.
Fiona Doyle breaks three Irish records
Women in sport bite size February ‘Moments of the Month’
- Athletics – Kelly Proper wins her 19th National Indoor Athletics title while recording a further two new personal bests.
- Swimming – Limerick swimmer Fiona Doyle breaks three Irish records at Canadian Intervarsity Swimming Championships.
5th Place for Irish Triathlete, Aileen Reid
- Triathlon – 5th Place for Irish Triathlete, Aileen Reid at the Tinonman Triathlon in San Diego tuning up for the ITU World Triathlon Series 2015.
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