Leona Maguire Becomes First Irish Golfer to Win the LPGA Leona Maguire has made history as the first Irish woman to win on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour. Maguire edged out American Lexi Thompson, closing with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory in the LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony last Saturday. Speaking shortly after her victory, … [Read more...] about News Roundup February 12, 2022
Team Ireland heading to Winter Olympics While Ireland is set to celebrate the beginning of Spring this week, the world looks ahead to the Winter Olympics. Team USA, comprised of 233 athletes, includes 39 previous Olympic medal-winners. Among them is world-renowned snowboarder Shaun White, who, if you couldn’t tell by his red hair, is of Irish descent. Also of Irish descent are … [Read more...] about News Roundup January 29 2022
Canada benefited from Irish leadership and grit in ending a 50-year gold-medal drought in hockey, which was an ongoing embarrassment in the birthplace of the game. Pat Quinn took a collection of star players and despite some early wobbles, guided them past the United States in the gold-medal game. "The key was players like Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic and Steve Yzerman accepting … [Read more...] about Go Canada!