Cork dual stars Briege Corkery and Rena Buckley were both recognised with the Irish Times/ Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year award for 2015 presented Friday December 18th at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
Corkery and Buckley played starring roles in the Cork teams that won both the All-Ireland camogie and women’s football titles last September. It brought their individual All-Ireland medal tallies to 16 – six each in camogie and 10 each in football – and no GAA player has ever won more than that.
They were also the first joint-winners of the award now in its 11th season, beating off the other 11 monthly award winners, including boxer Katie Taylor, golfer Leona Maguire, rugby players Sophie Spence and Niamh Briggs, and jockey Katie Walsh.
Pictured: (l-r) Rena Buckley and Briege Corkery