Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sportswomen in the Media

Today, a bit of a political post! After a little bit of a break and in the middle of our preparations for the forthcoming season we just thought that it would be nice to mention a few sportswomen who have been in the spotlight lately and quite deserving of it too!

Sarah-Jane Belton on "The Breakdown"
Former Irish International Women's Rugby Captain Sarah-Jane Belton was a guest on Setanta Sports rugby review show "The Breakdown" a while back. This was quite a while ago now (a little delay in posting involved here!) but it was great to see women's sport, and in particular women's rugby, getting some airtime and positive press. Sarah-Jane was in studio to talk about Sevens rugby, its inclusion in the Olympics in 2016 in Rio, and the progression of women's rugby in Ireland. Sarah-Jane and Breakdown host Matt Williams are both involved with Shamrock Warriors- Ireland's only 7's Club endorsed by the IRFU. Shamrock Warriors have had a men's team since 2009 but 2011 is their first year entering a women's team into competitions. It was great to see a feature on mainstream television about women's rugby  and fairplay to Matt for spearheading this and getting it the attention it deserves!

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Katie Taylor Dominating the Media
The boxing legend with no fewer than six Gold medals in the European Championships and three Golds in the World Championships, along with caps for her country for playing soccer, has branched out into advertising and music videos!