It is International Women’s day on Sunday and here is a round-up of some of the activities which you might be able to get to or to do in order to recognise sport as something important for the women in your lives whether that is you, your daughter, your sister, your mother, your partner or your friend.
Right Now – Make Your Pledge
The 20X20 Campaign is refreshing its #ShowYourStripes campaign from last year looking to each of us to make a pledge and share on social media.
If it’s not tweeted or insta’d or shared it didn’t happen. So goes the popular meme around the importance of social media but in this case, it is an important statement, one that we can hold ourselves to.
Here are some of those that have been shared to date. What will your pledge be?
— Sport for Business (@SportforBusines) March 5, 2020
On behalf of @DonoughmoreLGFC we pledge to participate and support womens sport for #20×20 We nominate @NavanOMahonys LGFA @InchRovers and @MourneabbeyLFC to pledge 😊 #CantSeeCantBe #ShowYourStripes pic.twitter.com/rr9a3lJdCw
— Rena Buckley (@RenaBucks) March 6, 2020
For international women’s day I pledge to promote more females in sport and also to encourage more females to participate in sport as part of the @20×20.ie campaign 🙌🏻 I nominate @lidlireland @cavanlgfa and @CarlaRowe18 💁🏻♀️ #ShowYourStripes #20×20 #SeriousSupport pic.twitter.com/gJtQl2iWz0
— Aishling Sheridan (@AishlingSherdo) March 5, 2020
— Adrian Barry (@WhosAdrianBarry) March 5, 2020
— 20×20 (@20x20_ie) March 5, 2020
An Post Making History
We were at the launch event last evening for An Post’s new range of stamps featuring women that have excelled down the years.
Among them is Maeve Kyle who was Ireland’s first three-time Olympian back in 1956, 1960 and 1964.
Also honoured is Maureen O’Hara whose father was an owner of Shamrock Rovers back when she was called Fitzsimons growing up in Ranelagh and who we learned last night was keen and fired up to play herself. If only she was still around and stirring things up today.
Get to a game
There are no fewer than 15 games taking place around the country this Sunday in the Lidl Ladies Football National League.
Kerry play Monaghan in Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney at 12 noon. The rest of the games throw-in at 2 pm and include Waterford Vs Dublin at Fraher Field, Galway Vs Tipperary at Tuam Stadium, and Donegal at home to Cork in Fr Tierney Park.
Check out the full fixture list here.
There is also a full slate of games in the Littlewoods Camogie National League with Cork against Kilkenny the pick of the bunch at Pairc Uí Rinn at 2 pm on Sunday.
Limerick take on Dublin at LIT and Galway host Tipperary in Ballinasloe as well.
The Camogie fixture list for the weekend is here
Leadership and Rugby
While the Ireland Italy game at Energia Park in the Guinness Women’s Six Nations has fallen victim to the CoronaVirus, the IRFU will still host a sold-out event in the Herbert Park Hotel focused on Leadership.
Women who have officiated, played and coached at the highest levels will be asked to share their leadership journeys from their very first involvement at grassroots level.
The Key Note Speaker is Karen Brown – an Olympic medal-winning hockey player and coach who will talk about her transition into leadership, in conversation with IRFU Committee Member Su Carty.
Join us Next Thursday at Trinity
We will be hosting a special event at Trinity College next Thursday evening, March 12th in conversation with Nicole Owens of Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football, Ed Joyce, manager of the Ireland Women’s Cricket Team, Irish Rugby international Linda Djougang, Hugo MacNeill and 20×20 Campaign Manager Sharon O’Connor.
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