The Top Irish Sportswomen Right Now! #IWD2020

Today for International Women’s Day we’re highlighting some of the top Irish Sportswomen right now! From Boxing to Athletics, these irish sporting stars are at the top of there game, yet also here to bring us a lot more to be proud of! Here’s who we’re loving right now in the sporting world.

1. Katie Taylor – Boxing

Katie Taylor is a professional boxer and current undisputed lightweight champion! She is one of seven boxers in history to hold all 4 of the major world titles in boxing, WBA, WBC, TBF and WBO. Katie competed in the London 2012 Olympics for Ireland securing a gold medal in the lightweight division, before going professional under Matchroom Boxing in 2016. From a former football player to a professional boxer, Katie Taylor shows you can strive at anything you put your mind to!

2. Sanita Puspure – Rowing

Sanita Puspure is part of Irish rowing team, currently the reigning women鈥檚 single scull world champion since defending it at the World Championships in 2019. She competed for Ireland in the London 2012 Olympics and qualified for the 2016 Olympics. As well as being a 2 time Olympic, European and World Champion, Sanita is a mother of 2, showing us women can still achieve our goals along with a family!

3. R贸is铆n Upton – Hockey

R贸is铆n Upton is an international field hockey player, currently part of the Irish Women鈥檚 hockey team. She was part of the team during the Women鈥檚 Hockey World Cup in 2018 where the team won silver. The Irish Women鈥檚 Hockey Team have also qualified for Tokyo 2020 in which R贸is铆n was part of their qualifying team. Although R贸is铆n is an amazing player in her own right, the power of teamwork is really part of what makes her and the Irish Women鈥檚 Hockey team successful.

4. Denise O鈥橲ullivan – Football

Denise O鈥橲ullivan is an international footballer player who has been part of the Republic of Ireland Women鈥檚 National team since 2011. O鈥橲ullivan currently plays for North Carolina Courage in the US and is on loan to the Western Sydney Wanderers in Australia. She has 76 appearances as a forward for the ROI team. Moving from team to team, O鈥橲ullivan has kept to what she loved and showed football is for all!

5. Kate O鈥機onnor – Athletics

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Kate O鈥機onnor is a multi-sport athlete for Ireland, primarily competing in the Heptathlon. She took 8th place in the 2018 Commonwealth finals and Silver in the European Athletics U20 Championships. This young sports star is just at the start of her game and we can be sure to see great things from Katie O鈥機onnor in the future!

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