There were a host of activities and celebrations taking place around the country yesterday to mark the role of sport in International Women’s Day.
We have written elsewhere this morning about the event hosted by the IRFU marking Women in Leadership.
Today we celebrate #InternationalWomensDay and salute all the wonderful rugby women and girls. To mark the day we’re hosting our inaugural Women In Rugby conference focusing on leadership in Women’s sport. #IWD2020 pic.twitter.com/v5jgoH5mHc
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) March 8, 2020
We also highlighted on Friday the artwork that had been created in Dublin to mark the day as part of the 20X20 initiative.
This artwork makes us stop & think about the cultural bias which has existed throughout history around women in sport-and the need to change it.❌
— 20×20 (@20x20_ie) March 6, 2020
Here is a selection from social media of the other sporting bodies and organisations that were making a statement yesterday and are pledged to keeping their commitment going for the other 364 days of the year as well.
Leading by example is of key to us at Rowing Ireland. That’s why we are proud to have a gender equal board representing our clubs and branches. #IWD2020 #wearerowingireland #WomenInSportIre #onecrewonevision pic.twitter.com/vcSn71SON2
— Rowing Ireland (@RowingIreland) March 8, 2020
— Para Swimming (@Para_swimming) March 8, 2020
— ILGU (@IrishLadiesGolf) March 8, 2020
#GymnasticsIreland wish all our female gymnasts, coaches, judges, officials, parents, staff and all women within our #gymnastics community a happy #IWD2020! Make sure to sign the @20×20.ie Club Charter and ❌#ShowYourStripes❌👉 https://t.co/1cSczEihjX #SportStartsHere #20×20 pic.twitter.com/2NdYhdnrc8
— Gymnastics Ireland (@GymnasticsIre) March 8, 2020
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🎥 Find out what it means to our Beyond the Finish Line Advocates!!
— Triathlon Ireland (@tri_ireland) March 8, 2020
Happy International Women’s Day 💚
— Jenny Egan (@Jenny_Egan) March 8, 2020
🎉 ♀️🎉♀️Wishing everyone a happy International Women’s Day!! 🎉 ♀️🎉♀️
Today we are celebrating all of the fantastic women in sport and those who support #WomeninSportIRE
— Sport Ireland (@sportireland) March 8, 2020
— Sport for Business (@SportforBusines) March 5, 2020