Sophie O’Sullivan | #OWNIT

It’s Our Time, Own It, aims to shine a light on Irish women and women in sport. To inspire, motivate and encourage women to take centre stage and recognise their potential. Intersport Elverys have teamed up with top Irish athletes to get an insight into how their hard work and sacrifice translates to their respective sports. This is brought to life through videos with talents like Irish track athlete Sophie O’Sullivan.

Sophie O’Sullivan is an Irish runner and at 17 years old has a huge future ahead of her. She took home silver last year at U18 level and recently made it to the semi-finals of the 800m at this years U20 European Championship in Borås, Sweden.

Earlier this year Intersport Elverys teamed up with Athletics Ireland to promote a national campaign to ‘Get Ireland Running’. The campaign was a great success and it’s a pleasure for us to be working closely with an Irish Athletic Athlete. Sophie is the daughter of Irish Athlete Sonia O’Sullivan who is there for her every step of way on her journey to achieving greatness on the track. We will be following Sophie throughout her career and wish her the best going forward and hope that she continues to #OWNIT.  Watch the video below.

 

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Megan Williams | #OWNIT

It’s Our Time, Own It, aims to shine a light on Irish women and women in sport. To inspire, motivate and encourage women to take centre stage and recognise their potential. Intersport Elverys have teamed up with top Irish athletes to get an insight into how their hard work and sacrifice translates to their respective sports. This is brought to life through a series with talents like rugby player Megan Williams.

Megan Williams has been an established and promising Irish and Leinster winger throughout the years. Megan first came to Ireland six years ago after living in England with her Irish family. She was approached by a talent scout to play in Ireland while she was playing for London Irish. Williams has since enjoyed an impressive career securing caps for Irish Rugby, Ireland 7’s and Leinster Rugby as well as establishing her own business as a health and fitness business called Move Energise Glow.

This weekend Leinster will play a historic double header with the men’s team, the Leinster women will face Connacht where Megan will look to make an impact. On from this Megan will look to impress in the season to come and secure her spot on the Irish team for 2020 Six Nations and the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

We’re looking forward to seeing Megan play in the upcoming season and know that she will continue to #OwnIt on and off the pitch.

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Mary-Kate Slattery | #OWNIT

It’s Our Time, Own It, aims to shine a light on Irish women and women in sport. To inspire, motivate and encourage women to take centre stage and recognise their potential.

Intersport Elverys have teamed up with top Irish athletes to get an insight into how their hard work and sacrifice translates to their respective sports. This is brought to life through a series with talents like boxer Mary-Kate Slattery.

Mary-Kate is an upcoming Irish amateur boxer who is continuing to make her strides in the game. Outside the ring, Mary Kate is studying to be a lawyer, with the hopes of becoming a pro boxer and a barrister which would be a first for the Irish.

Mary Kate is a fitness advocate often running marathons and other endurance challenges when she isn’t in the gym.The young athlete has a promising boxing journey ahead of her but at a young age faced her biggest battle to date. At the age of nine years old she was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and has fearlessly overcome her battle with boxing, fitness and her studies in law attributing to her recovery.

Her recovery, mentality and fight is an inspiration to athletes and people in general across Ireland. We will be sure to follow her career closely and are looking forward to seeing her #OwnIt inside and outside of the ring!


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Natalya Coyle | #OWNIT

It’s Our Time, Own It, aims to shine a light on Irish women and women in sport. To inspire, motivate and encourage women to take centre stage and recognise their potential. Intersport Elverys have teamed up with top Irish athletes to get an insight into how their hard work and sacrifice translates to their respective sports. This is brought to life through series with talents like Olympic Pentathlete Natalya Coyle

Natalya Coyle is an Irish Olympic Pentathlete who competed at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics in modern pentathlon which consists of a variety of events including fencing, freestyle shooting, equestrian show jumping and a final combined event consisting of pistol shooting and cross country running. It’s no secret that Natalya is a women of many talents and her skills in these events solidifies that as well as her ninth and fifth place finish in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Coyle won silver earlier this year at the World Cup event in Cairo and is currently the fifth ranked in female in the world. Natalya eyes to keep her stride going this weekend as she prepares for the European Olympic qualifiers in Poland with the top eight securing their place in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

At Intersport Elverys we will be watching Natalya’s olymipic qualifier journey closely and look forward to see her #OWNIT this weekend.

 

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Sarah Rowe | #OWNIT

It’s Our Time, Own It, aims to shine a light on Irish women and women in sport. To inspire, motivate and encourage women to take centre stage and recognise their potential. Intersport Elverys have teamed up with top Irish athletes to get an insight into how their hard work and sacrifice translates to their respective sports. This is brought to life through series with talents like footballer Sarah Rowe.

Sarah plays for Mayo Ladies and has been a key player for them over the years. Sarah is still at the start of her career but has been a prominent star in the LGFA season after season. She was apart of the 2017 All Ireland Senior Football Final where Mayo faced Dublin in a game that recorded the highest women’s GAA attendance with 46,286 and recorded the highest TV viewership with 303,800 in a women’s GAA match. They were unfortunate to lose the final but the stats were representative of a step in the right direction for women in sport. Mayo and Sarah will also look to right those wrongs in this years All Ireland Senior Ladies Football championship after their impressive recent win over Donegal sees them through to the Quarter Finals, where they will play Armagh.

Intersport Elverys are a proud sponsor of Mayo Ladies, so it was a pleasure for us to work with one of the players on the team and to be able to share her story.

Outside of GAA Sarah played on the Irish Soccer team at underage level and recently had a stint playing in the Australian Football League last year where she won the best first year player award. Whatever the sport Sarah plays we at Intersport Elverys will continue to follow her and are excited to see her #OWNIT on and off the pitch.

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It’s Our Time, Own It – Celebrate, Inspire and Shine a Light on Women in Sport

Intersport Elverys #OwnIt campaign aims to shine a light on women and celebrate women in sport. There’s never been a more inspiring time for women to take centre stage and recognise their potential.

We’re proud to share the story of women in sport – first hand – through the voices and experiences of female athletes themselves. We believe sport and exercise fuels positivity and can make a huge difference to women’s lives. Here at Intersport Elverys we’re ingrained in Irish women’s sport through our partnerships with Irish women’s teams including the Irish 7s, Mayo LGFA and Dublin LGFA & Camogie and we feel this gives us a great insight into women in sport!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing the stories of well known women in Irish sport, including athletes like;

Sophie O'Sullivan - Irish Runner and Athlete

Sarah Rowe - Irish GAA player 

Natalya Coyle - Irish Pentathlon Athlete  

Megan Williams - Irish Rugby player

Mary Kate Slattery - Irish Boxer

 

It was a pleasure meeting these women first hand and hearing about their respective sports. All who aspire to have the much needed conversation about women and women in sport.

Keep an eye out on our social channels for all the details.