Today, of course, marks International Women's Day, a day to honour the role that women play in all aspects of society and ask what needs to be done to truly achieve gender equality. With campaigns like the 20x20 movement, we've seen a huge push to increase coverage and awareness of the outstanding and brilliant contributions made by Irish female athletes.
And we're beginning to see the pay off. We may see a record attendance for an Irish women's rugby international at Energia Park today at Donnybrook when Ireland play France, with over 4300 tickets already sold.
We're on course for a record crowd in Energia Park for an Ireland Women's international. Over 4,300 ticket sold so far.
Don't miss out: https://t.co/U7EWA3bCBm#CantSeeCantBe #20x20 #IREvFRA pic.twitter.com/9GA4JD1Xht
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) March 8, 2019
Guinness stepped up to the plate this year when they announced that they would be the first official and proud partner of the Women’s Six Nations this year. To celebrate that partnership, they've released the following ad, which tells the story of Harriet and Bridget Millar-Mills, two sisters who played against each other (for England and Scotland) in the 2013 Six Nations.
You can watch the ad here:
Here's to a great day for women around the world and hopefully a great day for the Irish women's rugby team in the Guinness Six Nations.