Today is International Women's Day, when the exploits and successes of women are rightly celebrated. And twin sisters, Lisa and Leona Maguire, from just over the border in Co Cavan, are certainly shining examples of what the fairer sex can achieve. Although aged only 16, they have recently won the Spanish and Portuguese amateur golf championships and have their sights set on more trophies here and in Scotland in the coming weeks.
They look destined to make a huge impact in the sport and are also exceptional performers at Gaelic football and swimming.
They show that hard work and talent can bring high rewards - a message for all of us, women and men.