Sarah Greene, captain of UCD’s Hockey team, has been named The Irish Times / Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Month’ for March.
This is a result of UCD’s Hockey team recent success in winning their third successive Leinster division one title, their second Irish Senior Cup in three years, and, last weekend, their first ever Irish Hockey League (IHL) where Sarah’s determination as a midfielder paid off.
Sarah and her team completed Irish hockey’s treble in dramatic fashion at Havelock Park, prevailing against reigning champions Railway Union on penalties. They missed the first two penalty shoot outs but some great saves from UCD kept Sarah’s side in the game and the college students held their nerves to win 2-1 in the penalty shootout. Sarah Greene, then, raised the treasured trophy for her team, and as captain of this hugely gifted and successful young side, she is our sportswoman of the month.
Established in 2004, the Sportswoman of the Year Awards recognise the abilities and achievements of women in Irish sports. The awards run over a 12-month period, with the judges selecting a winner each month for her ability to excel at sport. The overall Sportswoman of the Year is selected from the monthly winners, and announced in December.
The accolade of winning The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council ‘Sportswoman of the Month’ means Sarah will be the fourth of 12 sportswomen to be in the running for the prestigious title of ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ at an awards ceremony in December 2014.
For further details on the Sportswoman of the Year Awards visitwww.irishtimes.com/sport/