WORLD rowing champion, Sanita Purspure, was a worthy winner of the 12th Evening Echo Ladies’ Sport Star of the Year Award, which was presented to her at a glamourous function in the Ambassador Hotel.
Camogie player Gemma O’Connor was the recipient of the Special Achievement award, for winning her 11th All-Star and ninth All-Ireland medal. She now has the most All-Stars in camogie history.
The Hall Of Fame inductee was Phil Allen, of St Anne’s Pitch and Putt club.
There was a lively panel discussion between Anna Geary, Mary White, and Jacqui Hurley, on the future of women’s sport.
“This event showcases all that is good about women’s sport in Cork, which is unquestionably strong,” said sports editor, John McHale. “An event such as this, once again, hits home the very high standard of female sporting athletes we have on Leeside.”