This week our International Award 20×20 Women in Sport goes to the Irish Times who this Friday along with their partners Sport Ireland,
will announce their Sportswoman of the Year Award. The scheme which has been running since 2004 has been paying tribute to Ireland’s
female sporting stars on a monthly basis for all those years. The first overall winner was Cathy Gannon. The brainchild of sports is editor Malachy Logan. The scheme is run for the paper by  Mary Hannigan, who earlier this year was honoured with the Journalist of the Year Award in the Federation’s own Business of Sport awards. Reflecting another great year for Ireland’s sporting women the monthly winners in line for the overall title are Mona McSharry ( swimming),; Phil Healy ( athletics ) ; Ciara Mageean ( athletics) ; Rachel Blackmore ( horseracing ) ; Leona Maguire ( golf );Jenny Egan (canoeing ) ; Katie Taylor ( boxing ) ; Rhasidat Adeleke ( athletics ) ; Kate O’Connor ( athletics ) ;Sanita Puspure ( rowing) ; Niamh Kilkenny ( camogie ); Lyndsey Davey ( ladies football ) ; and Denise O’Sullivan ( soccer ) . We wish then all well and commend the Irish Times for their long term commitment to highlighting the best of women in sport in Ireland.