Week In Review

Her Sport Week In Review

It’s Friday and we know there has been a lot to keep up with!
To help, we round up our TOP FIVE golden nugget reads of the week from Her Sport and around the web!

Our TOP FIVE reads of the week!

Leah McCourt Makes History At Dublin 3Arena

Leah McCourt made history on Saturday as she emerged victorious over Germany’s Judith Ruis at Dublin’s 3Arena via unanimous decision. This was the first time EVER a female headlined a Bellator Europe card.

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Danielle Hill Sets New Irish Record

Ireland’s Olympic swimming hopeful, Danielle Hill, improved her own Irish 100m backstroke record by 0.18s. The Larne swimmer was one of the stars of the show at the McCullagh International.

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Football Associations Take Step To Ban Heading In Underage Football

The Northern Irish Football Association, alongside its Scottish and English counterparts, have taken steps to curtail heading in underage football. This follows research which identified former professionals as three times likely to die from brain disease. The Irish FAI are monitoring the matter.

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IRFU Cancel Italy Matches Over Coronavirus Fears

The IRFU postponed Ireland’s Six Nations matches against Italy, due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. This was a result of the number of coronavirus cases in Italy jumping to 400. We take a look at what the next course of action is.

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American-Born Kyra Carusa Given Greenlight To Join Irish Squad

American-born striker Kyra Carusa has received FIFA international clearance to link up with the Republic of Ireland Women’s Senior Team. This was after the FAI secured an Irish passport for the striker ahead of the European Championship qualifiers.

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Our TOP FIVE reads from around the web!

Sonia O’Sullivan Visits Irish Laser Sailing Team

The Irish Times
Sonia O’Sullivan visted the Irish Laser Sailing team ahead of the World Championships in Melbourne. With four Irish athletes vying for just one place at the Olympics, O’Sullivan delves into the harsh reality of the selection process and delivers a brilliant insight into the group and their training.

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Ciara Nevile On Tokyo Horizon

The Irish Independent
Cathal Dennhey profiles the Olympic hopes of 20-year old speedster Ciara Neville. The Limerick flyer is currently ranked 60th in the 100m standings with the top-56 athletes securing qualification.

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Maria Sharapova – Respected More Than Loved

The Guardian
Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from tennis. Kevin Mitchell from the Guardian writes an interesting piece on the five-time Grand Slam winner. Sharapova was undoubtedly a huge talent on the court but some might remember her for her ‘celebrity’ status off it.

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Orla O’Doherty Inspring At The Age Of 48

The Irish Times
Irish squash player Orla O’Doherty reminds us that age is just a number as she continues to compete all over the globe in the sport she loves. After a mini-stroke, O’Doherty was reminded that life is precious and this inspired her to pursue her love for squash.

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Olympic Swimmers Must Embrace Early Morning Mindset

The Age
With the Olympic swimming heats and finals due to take place in the early hours of the morning in Tokyo, Phil Lutton describes the changes to the mindset and programmes required by the athletes to perform at their peak.

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