The endless spring of winning for Irish Rugby came to an end in Cardiff with the Irish Women losing their Six Nations opener but there was plenty of success for Irish teams over the weekend, as well as a surprise return at Croke Park…


It was not a good start for the Irish Women who lost heavily to Wales in the opening fixture of the TikTok Women’s Six Nations in Cardiff.



The final round of group games in the Allianz Football League saw Galway, Mayo, Dublin and Derry through to the D1 and D2 Finals but most of the talk was about the reappearance of Stephen Cluxton on the team sheet for Dublin.

Rory McIlroy had to settle for third place at the WGC World Matchplay but he is in good form heading for the Masters and is driving the ball a staggering distance.

Kildare played their last game of the year at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Sunday, exiting in style, beating Meath in a game that could yet nudge the Royal County out of the All-Ireland Championship and into the Tailteann Cup.

The 2023 Camogie Season could be one of the most competitive yet with two single-point margins and a draw in the three games played in Division 1A of the Very National League at the weekend.

We are loving the graphics and the visual identity of the League of Ireland and with the men’s game on a break for the international fixtures, it was the time for the women to shine.

There were great wins for the U17 Republic of Ireland Women’s Team, beating Italy 1-0 to stay top of the qualification group for their Euro’s


…and for the U21 men’s team coming from behind to beat Iceland 2-1 in front of a 6,000 crowd in Turners Cross

Though much of the football coverage was still focused on the build-up to Monday’s game, and the familiar refrain about breakthrough young talent in recent years.

There was a big money win for Irish Showjumper Daragh Kenny in Florida.

And finally, a great return to full crowds and endless joy at the first National Series event of the year for Gymnastics Ireland at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus.