Our weekend round-up includes a home win in Badminton, a dramatic penalty shoot-out in Tallaght, a win on the road for Connacht, and more.
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It was a game of goals, high drama, a penalty shoot out and wild scenes of celebration as Athlone Town lifted the Sports Direct Women’s FAI Cup at Tallaght Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Those full-time scenes 👏
— FAIreland (@FAIreland) November 19, 2023
There was joy at the Sport Ireland Campus on Saturday as Nhat Nguyen won the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open Championship.
Nhat Nguyen 🇮🇪 wins the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open 2023
Nhat Nguyen takes gold medal in the men’s singles of the Irish Open with an incredible win and comeback against Alex Lanier 🇫🇷 21-13 21-19 pic.twitter.com/nkh6z58H2o
— Badminton Ireland (@irishbadminton) November 18, 2023
Connacht kept up their impressive start towards the top of the United Rugby Championship with a win on the road in South Africa against the Sharks
— Connacht Rugby (@connachtrugby) November 20, 2023
Horse racing bade farewell to a retiring Denis O’Regan shortly after he claimed a very special full house in the sport.
Happy retirement Denis! 🐎@DenisFORegan retires at @NavanRacecourse, 12 days after becoming the first jockey to ride a winner at every current active jumps track in Britain and Ireland 👏@Franmberry | #EveryRacingMoment pic.twitter.com/Imo9u1KMNd
— Horse Racing Ireland (@HRIRacing) November 18, 2023
It got a bit mucky in Kilkenny for the National Cross country Championships.
— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) November 19, 2023
Basketball Ireland are delivering a fine online service to those who are following the club season this year.
Your weekly wrap of all this weekends’ action 📩
▪️ In-depth coverage of all four divisions
▪️ Coach quotes
▪️ Results & next weekend’s fixtures
— Basketball Ireland (@BballIrl) November 19, 2023
Ladies Football and TG4 recognised the All Stars of 2023 on Saturday night.
‘I can’t give up on the dream..’
— Ladies Football (@LadiesFootball) November 19, 2023
24 Hours after PwC, the GAA and the Gaelic Players Association did the same for the men.
🎉 What a fantastic evening at the 2023 PwC All-Stars.
— PwC Ireland (@PwCIreland) November 17, 2023
And finally, it was an out-of-the-ordinary Sunday at Croke Park when the Pittsburgh Steelers came to town hosting a very popular watch party for the NFL game against the Cleveland Browns.
— Steelers Ireland (@SteelersIreland) November 19, 2023