Our weekend round up includes Rugby at home, in France, and in Dubai, the GAA Club Championships, more Swimming Medals and a World Champion sailor, a special Inclusion weekend at the Sport Ireland Campus and the passing of a global legend…
It might have been a completely different weekend but lest we forget there is a strong Irish storyline remaining at the Rugby World Cup with South Africa Head Coach Jacques Nienaber preparing for next Saturday’s World Cup Final ahead of travelling to ireland to take over Stuart Lancaster’s position with Leinster Rugby.
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 21, 2023
While the Irish Women’s team conceded their first points of the WXV3 Tournament in Dubai, it didn’t make much of a dent in their performance.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) October 21, 2023
He may not have been Irish but his brother was an honorary Irishman and the passing of Bobby Charlton over the weekend was sad for any sports fan.
On behalf of the entire European football community, we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Bobby Charlton, one of the game’s true greats.
Rest in peace, Sir Bobby. pic.twitter.com/nprlQqcKCO
— UEFA (@UEFA) October 21, 2023
Ireland was celebrating another World Champion over the weekend, this time on the water.
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— Irish Sailing (@Irish_Sailing) October 22, 2023
The GAA Club Championships are taking place every weekend and lighting up local communities. The reigning AIB All Ireland Football Champions Kilmacud Crokes secured their repeat Dublin title on Sunday.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) October 22, 2023
The BKT United Rugby Championship got started at the weekend with wins for Ulster, Connacht and Munster and a familiar face to the fore at Thomond Park.
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) October 21, 2023
Irish Swimming is in a better place than it has ever been and the World Medals keep on coming.
𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗠𝗰𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝘁 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗖𝘂𝗽
A very successful weekend for Mona McSharry saw the Irish swimmer claim 🥈 and 🥉 at the World Aquatics Swimming World Cup in Budapest.
— Swim Ireland (@swimireland) October 22, 2023
And there was a very special weekend for the LGBTQI+ community at the Sport Ireland Campus this weekend.
🌈 Saturday, Sport Ireland hosted our first inclusion event with @SportingPrideIE�
— Sport Ireland (@sportireland) October 22, 2023