Athletes and coaches of all nationalities in the women’s sports world became Irish for the day on Friday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Everyone from college basketball players to NWHL teams and college softball coaches took to social media to show their enthusiasm for the annual holiday, while simultaneously hoping to channel the luck of the Irish with their festive posts.
Scroll down to see how St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in women’s sports this year.
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1. Notre Dame women’s basketball
What’s better than a pot of gold on St. Patrick’s Day? For Notre Dame fans, a win by the Irish women’s basketball team in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
That #Gameday feeling on 🍀 St. Patrick's Day! ✌🏽😝✌🏽
— NOTRE DAME WBB (@ndwbb) March 17, 2017
2. Connecticut Whale
The Whale had no Irish luck against the Boston Pride on Thursday night, falling 8–2.
Hey @TheBostonPride fans you should totally wear green to the game today for…St. Patrick's Day…yeah, that's totally why
📸: Michelle Jay pic.twitter.com/M5M39fZ8s7
— Connecticut Whale (@CTWhale_NWHL) March 16, 2017
3. Dallas Wings
The WNBA squad brought a little bit of Ireland to Dallas last week with a festive parade.
— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) March 11, 2017
4. Canada Basketball
How do Canadians celebrate an Irish holiday? With March Madness, of course.
— Canada Basketball (@CanBball) March 17, 2017
5. Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy
Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like some Alabama Crimson Tide softball.
— Patrick Murphy (@UACoachMurphy) March 17, 2017
6. Sky Blue FC
Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, Christy Holly!
From our favorite Irishman and all of us here at Sky Blue FC, we want to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀 pic.twitter.com/BQNX283Xww
— Sky Blue FC (@SkyBlueFC) March 17, 2017
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