Three months into an already progressive start for women in sport 2015 sees a changing of the guard in Camogie, the Irish Women’s rugby team claim their second Women’s Six Nations title in three years and Irish Hockey continued success on their ‘Road to Rio’.
2015 will be an important year for women in sport as qualification deadlines beckon for Rio 2016. We look forward to supporting our athletes in their pursuit to join the world elite. Here are our women in sport March ‘Moments of the Month.
Aileen Lawlor ends a progressive three year term as President of the Camogie Association
Aileen inspired us to act not just speak in supporting women in sport in Ireland
As proud sponsors of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship we would like to acknowledge and send our best wishes to Aileen Lawlor who steps down as President of the Camogie Association after three years. It was a privilege to work alongside Aileen who has a lifelong relationship with the game. From her collaboration with Liberty Insurance to progress the first ever joint sponsorship of camogie and hurling to the 110th year celebrations in 2014, Aileen inspired us to act not just speak in supporting women in sport in Ireland.
We look forward to working with the incoming President Catherine Neary as we prepare for an exciting 2015 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship.
Irish Women’s Rugby win RBS 6 Nations
this squad showed confidence in their capabilities and how change can often freshen a squad and improve their appetite for success
An emphatic win against Scotland demonstrated the power and skill of the always evolving Irish Women’s rugby team as they claimed their second Women’s Six Nations title in three years. In a season with key leaders retiring from the game and an overhaul of the coaching staff, this squad showed confidence in their capabilities and how change can often freshen a squad and improve their appetite for success.
Irish Hockey prepare for World League 3 and crucial Olympic qualification
The Irish International Hockey squad is continuing to make significant steps in Olympic Games qualification after winning the World League Round 2 defeating Canada in Dublin. This win has earned them one of two spots at World League 3 tournament in Valencia in June, which is their final opportunity to qualify for the Olympics.
Nikki Symmons, was nominated by SportAccord, the union for Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations for the prestigious Sports Hero award
Added to the progress of Irish Hockey, Ireland’s most capped female player Nikki Symmons, was nominated by SportAccord, the union for Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations for the prestigious Sports Hero award, an honour bestowed to ‘an individual connected to sports who has inspired youths through his/hers achievements, actions or words’. Other nominees included England rugby great Jonny Wilkinson and US skier Lindset Vonn .
Women in sport bite size March ‘Moments of the Month’
UFC Aisling Daly’s faces Randa Markos at UFC 186 Canada in her 2nd professional bout.
Horse Racing Nina Carberry to compete in Aintree Grand National on First Lieutenant.
Football Michelle O’Neill confirmed for Women’s Soccer World Cup.