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Five Irish women in sports administration

Five Irish women in sports administration

As the discussion on gender quotas takes off, here are five female sports administrators making their mark… Suzanne Eade is the group chief financial officer of Horse Racing Ireland. She has control over one of the largest expenditure accounts in Irish sport and is key to the liaison between the sport and its many stakeholders including Government through the Horse …

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Olympic Gold Medalist and Gymnastics Phenom Simone Biles Tops espnW’s 2016 IMPACT25 List as the Woman of the Year

Olympic Gold Medalist and Gymnastics Phenom Simone Biles Tops espnW’s 2016 IMPACT25 List as the Woman of the Year

Gymnast Simone Biles has been named espnW’s Woman of the Year, topping the 2016 IMPACT25 list, a who’s who of 25 athletes and influencers who have made the biggest difference in women in sports this year. Biles’ distinction was announced this morning on SportsCenter: Coast to Coast by host Cari Champion in an exclusive interview with the gymnast, who will …

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Maria Sharapova set for professional return at Porsche Grand Prix

Maria Sharapova set for professional return at Porsche Grand Prix

Maria Sharapova will make her professional tennis comeback at the Porsche Grand Prix in April, following a doping ban. The former world No 1 is serving a 15-month ban after testing positive for meldonium in January 2016, and is eligible to compete again on April 26. Sharapova has received a wildcard to enter the tournament in Germany, and will return …

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From lazy to leader: unsporty girls are getting fit and spreading the word

From lazy to leader: unsporty girls are getting fit and spreading the word

“I’m one of the laziest people I know!” The declaration is followed by laughter, but Lauren Barkas is serious. The 21-year-old chemistry student had no interest in sport, and it took her a long time to decide to go along to one of the University of Hull’s women-only fitness sessions. “I heard about it and thought it sounded OK, but …

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Parkour: Melbourne women climbing the ranks of a male-dominated sport

Parkour: Melbourne women climbing the ranks of a male-dominated sport

Parkour is generally associated with fit young men scaling buildings or leaping through the air, but a group of Melbourne women are trying to change that perception. Parkour is a discipline that originated in France in the late 1980s. The idea behind the it is to move through any terrain, often urban, as efficiently as possible by running, jumping, climbing, …

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Women urged to go out jogging in groups to stave off harassment

Women urged to go out jogging in groups to stave off harassment

A third of British women say they have received some form of harassment while running on their own Women are being driven away from jogging due to harassment while they are out running alone, says blogger and run leader Laura Fountain. A recent England Athletics survey of 2,000 women […] Click here to view original web page at www.skysports.com

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Five Irish sportswomen to watch out for in 2017

Five Irish sportswomen to watch out for in 2017

For a non-Olympic year, 2017 may not have any immediately conspicuous sporting events for Irish women to chase medals or create their own headlines in. But try telling that to these five; on the ever-widening landscape of women’s sport, they’re just some of those poised to leave their mark on the national and international stage. Kellie Harrington (Boxing) “I never …

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Canadian rugby women eyeing 2017 World Cup championship

Canadian rugby women eyeing 2017 World Cup championship

The Canadian women’s rugby team starts 2017 believing a world championship is within its reach. For the only one of Rugby Canada’s four senior teams that isn’t centralized, it seems a bold goal. But Francois Ratier’s 15s squad, runner-up three years ago at the Women’s Rugby World Cup, has battled England for No. 2 in the world rankings in recent …

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Calls for more women in leadership roles in Irish sport

Calls for more women in leadership roles in Irish sport

Not many awards lunches end with everyone feeling like a winner, which was the point made by Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, just before the announcement of The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. Because while sailor Annalise Murphy was named outright winner, all 12 monthly winners – 16 nominees in total – made an …

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Annalise Murphy is the Irish Times/Sport Ireland 2016 Sportswoman of the Year

Annalise Murphy is the Irish Times/Sport Ireland 2016 Sportswoman of the Year

Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has been crowned The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. The 26-year-old claimed silver in the Women’s Laser Radial Class following a pulsating medal race at Guanabara Bay in Rio in August. Murphy, from Rathfarnham in Dublin, displayed tremendous courage and skill to bounce back from the disappointment of a 4th …

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