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The 25 Irish sportswomen who are making waves nationally and internationally

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Gina Akpe-Moses at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Gina Akpe-Moses at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Gina Akpe-Moses at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

There are Irish sportswomen making a big impact all over the world. Here are 25 who are making serious waves.

1 Sonia O'Sullivan herself hotly tips Blackrock schoolgirl Sarah Healy as the one to watch. The Irish middle-distance runner won gold for the 1500m and 3000m at the 2018 European Athletics U18 Championships in Hungary. She also won the Irish senior 3000m title, all while in fifth year at Holy Child Killiney. She's also nifty with a hockey stick.

2 West Ham United hailed her as Ireland's 'brightest prospect' after they fought off a host of top European clubs to sign Cavan striker Leanne Kiernan, the teen prodigy who grew up on a pig farm in Cavan and lined out at Wembley a few weeks after her 20th birthday earlier this month for the Women's FA Cup Final against Man City.


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