Irish Female Sportspersons

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Becky Lynch
(One of WWE's Most Recognizable and Highest-Paid Wrestlers)
Becky Lynch
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Birthdate: January 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Becky Lynch is a four-time WWE champion and was named sixth on Twitter’s 2019 Top Female Athletes Worldwide list. She initially wrestled as "Rebecca Knox", teaming up with her brother. She became the only woman to hold both the Raw Women's Championship and the SmackDown Women's Championship simultaneously.
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Katie Taylor
(Irish Professional Boxer, Former Footballer and Undisputed Lightweight Champion Since 2017)
Katie Taylor
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Birthdate: July 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

A 5-time world champion and an Olympic gold medalist, Katie Taylor is one of Ireland’s best boxers. She also has 6 gold medals at the European Championship. Born amid poverty in the coastal town of Bray, to a boxer father, Katie was initially trained by him.

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Veronica Guerin
(Journalist)
Veronica Guerin
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Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 26, 1996

Veronica Guerin wasn’t just one of the most popular crime journalists of Ireland but also represented her country in both basketball and football. Her articles revolved around Irish drug lords and criminals, and she was eventually murdered by kingpin John Gilligan’s men while driving on the outskirts of Dublin.

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Rachael Blackmore
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Birthdate: July 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Killenaule, Ireland

Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore scripted history as the first female winner of Britain’s Grand National horse race. Born to a dairy farmer, she was raised on a farm and spent her childhood riding ponies. She turned a professional jockey in 2015. She was also the first female leading jockey at Cheltenham.

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Jennifer Gadirova
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Birthdate: October 3, 2004
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish-born gymnasts of Azerbaijani origin, Jennifer Gadirova and her twin, Jessica, have both excelled at artistic gymnastics at the international level. Jennifer has not only won an Olympic bronze for Britain but also became the first British gymnast to earn a Junior World Championship medal, with her silver win in 2019.

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Michelle Smith
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Birthdate: December 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: County Dublin, Ireland
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Katie McCabe
(Football player)
Katie McCabe
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Birthdate: September 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kilnamanagh, Dublin, Ireland

Known as a powerful winger, Irish footballer Katie McCabe has established herself as a star player for Arsenal. She also captains the Irish women’s national football team. She has not only won the Women’s National League twice but has also won the FA Women's Cup and Super League titles with Arsenal.

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Kellie Harrington
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Birthdate: December 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Sonia O'Sullivan
(Track runner)
Sonia O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: November 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cobh, Ireland
 10 
Rachel Wyse
(Journalist)
Rachel Wyse
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Birthdate: January 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
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Aisling Daly
(Mixed martial artist)
Aisling Daly
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Birthdate: December 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Drimnagh, Dublin, Ireland
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Jacquie Beltrao
(Sports presenter, Rhythmic gymnast)
Jacquie Beltrao
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Birthdate: April 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Anna Nolan
(Television presenter)
Anna Nolan
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Birthdate: October 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Anna Nolan created ripples as a lesbian former nun in the first season of Big Brother, where she ended up as the runner-up. The popular TV personality later hosted shows such as The Great Irish Bake Off and The Afternoon Show. She also led the production company Coco Television as its development head.

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Sarah Rowe
(Football player)
Sarah Rowe
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Birthdate: July 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ballina, Ireland

Born to a rugby club chairman, Sarah Rowe was always interested in sports. Apart from Irish association football, she has also played Gaelic football and Australian rules football. She was part of the Irish UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship-winning squad and has represented teams such as Castlebar Celtic and Shelbourne Ladies.

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Anna Geary
(Camogie player)
Anna Geary
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Birthdate: July 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
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Katie Walsh
(Jockey)
Katie Walsh
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Birthdate: December 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kildare, Ireland
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Dervla Murphy
(Cyclist, Writer)
Dervla Murphy
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Birthdate: November 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lismore, Ireland
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Stephanie Roche
(Association football player)
Stephanie Roche
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Birthdate: June 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Known for her FIFA Puskás Award-winning goal in the 2013 WNL, Irish footballer Stephanie Roche has now established herself as a dependable striker for Peamount United and the Irish national women’s team. In her initial days, she trained with boys in Valeview Shankill, before mixed-gender football was outruled.

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Ruesha Littlejohn
(Association football player)
Ruesha Littlejohn
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Birthdate: July 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Aston Villa striker Ruesha Littlejohn started her career with the youth teams of Clydebank and Baillieston. The Irish footballer has played for several clubs, including Liverpool, Celtic, and Birmingham City, and once spoke openly about the shoddy treatment the women’s team received at Birmingham.

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Derval O'Rourke
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Birthdate: May 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
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Nina Carberry
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Birthdate: July 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland
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Cora Staunton
(Gaelic footballer)
Cora Staunton
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Birthdate: December 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ireland
 23 
Denise O'Sullivan
(Football player)
Denise O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: February 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland

A well-known Irish professional footballer, Denise O'Sullivan plays for the North Carolina CouragefFootball club and has been instrumental in her club winning three NWSL Shield titles and two NWSL Championships. The midfielder, who also plays for the national team of the Republic of Ireland, has won the MVP title twice as well as the 2019 Sportswoman of Month title.

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Ashling Thompson
(Camogie player)
Ashling Thompson
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Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
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Nicola Daly
(Field hockey player)
Nicola Daly
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Birthdate: April 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Chloe Watkins
(Field hockey player)
Chloe Watkins
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Birthdate: March 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Unknown
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Sene Naoupu
(Rugby union player Centre/Fly-half)
Sene Naoupu
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Birthdate: February 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dunedin, New Zealand
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Anna O'Flanagan
(Field hockey player)
Anna O'Flanagan
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Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ireland
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Rianna Jarrett
(Football player - Forward)
Rianna Jarrett
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Birthdate: July 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland

Irish footballer Rianna Jarrett, who plays for the Irish national team and London City Lionesses, is a dependable forward. The Wexford-born sportsperson has previously played for the Irish U17 and U19 teams and has also reached the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup quarter finals with the former.

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Katie Mullan
(Field hockey player)
Katie Mullan
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Birthdate: April 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coleraine, Northern Ireland
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Roisin Upton
(Field hockey player)
Roisin Upton
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Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
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Elena Tice
(Cricketer)
Elena Tice
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Birthdate: November 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Basingstoke, England
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Susan Devlin
(Badminton player)
Susan Devlin
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Birthdate: 1931 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
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Karen Duggan
(Irish Footballer Midfielder)
Karen Duggan
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Birthdate: May 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Piltown, County Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kim Garth
(Cricket All-rounder)
Kim Garth
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Birthdate: April 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Julie-Ann Russell
(Republic of Ireland Women’s Association Footballer)
Julie-Ann Russell
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Birthdate: March 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland
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Isobel Joyce
(Cricketer)
Isobel Joyce
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Birthdate: July 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wicklow, Ireland
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Emily Beatty
(Ireland Field Hockey Player)
Emily Beatty
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Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ireland
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Hannah Tyrrell
(Rugby union player)
Hannah Tyrrell
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Birthdate: August 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Ciara Grant
(Irish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ciara Grant
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Birthdate: June 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
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Carol Morgan
(Irish Ultrarunner Who Specialises in Non-Stop Mountain Ultramarathons)
Carol Morgan
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Birthdate: May 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Cecelia Joyce
(Irish Cricketer Who Played as a Right-Handed Batter and Leg Break Bowler)
Cecelia Joyce
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Birthdate: July 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wicklow, Ireland
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Maeve Kyle
(Irish Athlete)
Maeve Kyle
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Birthdate: October 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Ireland
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Siobhán Killeen
(Republic of Ireland Women’s International Footballer)
Siobhán Killeen
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Birthdate: September 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ireland
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Nikki Symmons
(Irish Field Hockey Player)
Nikki Symmons
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Birthdate: August 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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Nicola Evans
(Field hockey player)
Nicola Evans
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Birthdate: January 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clonskeagh, Ireland
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Emma McMaster
(Association football player)
Emma McMaster
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Birthdate: March 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Northern Ireland
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Beatrice Hill-Lowe
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Birthdate: January 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ardee, County Louth, Ireland
Died: July 2, 1951
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Sonia O'Sullivan
(Irish Former Track and Field Athlete)
Sonia O'Sullivan
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Birthdate: November 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
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JJ McParland
(Reality Star)
JJ McParland
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Birthdate: October 28, 2005
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Armagh, Ireland