All Ulster gaels would like to congratulate Armagh’s Caroline O Hanlon on being named Northern Ireland Sportswoman of the year 2010.
Caroline, a Junior Doctor, was described by judges as “an inspirational sportswoman” in netball and ladies Gaelic football.
Her achievements have included winning the Nations Cup in Singapore for Northern Ireland and claiming the Player of the Tournament Award at the European Netball Championships in April. She was influential in helping Northern Ireland reach next year’s Netball World Club by wining the Euro region qualifying event in June. Also in netball, she captained Lisburn’s Larkfield to an historic Northern Ireland League and Cup double and was selected Player of the Match in the Cup final victory over Belfast Ladies.
In ladies football circles Caroline was the captain of her club side Carrickcruppen and led her side to their first ever Armagh senior title back in August. She was named player of the match in the final scoring 1-6 from midfield. Caroline is a former All Star and has captained Ireland when they played Australia back in 2007.