IRELAND boasts some of the world's greatest sportswomen.
From boxing to camogie, there's an incredible number of leading Irish athletes paving the way for future generations of budding young female sports stars.
The Irish Post have picked out its top 11 (in no particular order), and we hope that you enjoy scrolling through the amazing achievements of these inspirational women.
Bray native Katie Taylor is the reigning Irish, European, World and Olympic boxing Champion at 60 kilograms. She is widely regarded as one of the best female boxers in the World and it is believed that she was one of the main reasons behind the inclusion of women's boxing in the 2012 Olympics.
As one of Ireland's most successful rugby captains, Clontarf native Fiona Coghlan achieved a remarkable 85 international caps.
She stepped down from her role after 13 years in 2014, following a World Cup tournament, in which Ireland claimed a historic victory over New Zealand. Sadly, they fell short against England in the semi-final.
A leading player at Arsenal for much of her trophy laden career, Waterford native Ciara Grant hung up her boots earlier this year. Capped 102 times by the Republic of Ireland, she left the world of soccer with a momentous career behind her.
Sonia O'Sullivan has been a household name in Ireland since she dominated the 5000m distance in the late 1990s. She was crowned 1995 World Champion and Olympic silver medallist in Sydney in 2000.
The 45-year-old still holds the world record over 2000m along with every Irish record in the books in distances ranging from 800m to half marathon. Most recently, she was honoured with a statue of herself in her native Cobh, Co. Cork.
Kilburn-born Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher shot into public consciousness after she, alongside her guide Charlotte Evans, won gold at the visually impaired Super-G in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The athlete, whose parents hail from Co. Donegal, became the first on snow from Ireland or Britain to achieve the feat, and she was shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year last year.
Ireland international Stephanie Roche made international headlines at the end of last year when she was shortlisted alongside soccer stars James Rodriguez and Robin Van Persie for FIFA's Puskas Award for the goal of the year.
The former Peamount United player was in line to become the first female recipient of the award, which has previously been won by Zlatan Ibrahimovic for his outrageous bicycle kick against England and Neymar’s slaloming run for former club Santos.
Born in 1866 in Co. Tipperary, Lena Rice is renowned as Ireland’s most successful female tennis player. Rice’s lawn tennis career only spanned two seasons, but it ended with her being named Wimbledon Champion in 1890 and credited with inventing the forehand smash, used by the present day big-hitting female tennis stars.
Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley
Having claimed a staggering 32 All-Ireland senior medals between them, dual stars Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley have made a significant mark on Irish sport. In addition to each featuring in all of Cork’s ten Ladies Football final victories over the past eleven years, they've also collected six senior camogie titles.
One of Ireland’s most successful athletes, Derval O'Rourke was the World Indoor 60m hurdles Champion in 2006, won silver in both the 2006 and 2010 European Championships in the 100m hurdles and won bronze in both the 2009 and 2013 European Indoor Championships in the 60m hurdles.
Angela Downey, arguably the greatest camogie player in the game's history, was an integral part of the Kilkenny team between 1974 and 1994, helping the county to claim 12 All-Ireland senior camogie titles.