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Nina Carberry picks up Sportswoman of the Year

The Irish Grand National winner came out on top at today’s awards ceremony.

IRISH JOCKEY NINA Carberry was crowned The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year for 2011 today.

The 27-year-old from Ratoath collected the award at a ceremony in Dublin for her outstanding achievements in Irish sport.

Carberry became only the second female jockey to win the Irish Grand National when she partnered Organisedconfusion for her uncle Arthur Moore back in April and was presented by an Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

She is part of a racing dynasty – her father Tommy Carberry won the Aintree Grand National with L’Escargot back in 1975, brother Paul did the same thing 24 years later on Bobbyjo, while her other brother Philip is also a jockey.

Check out pictures of the ceremony here:

Nina Carberry picks up Sportswoman of the Year
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  • Sportswoman of the Year 2011

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny presents the Sportswoman of the Year award to Nina, alongside Irish Times editor Kevin O'Sullivan and Kieran Mulvey, chairman of the Irish Sports Council.
  • Sportswoman of the Year 2011

    Nina with her award.
  • Sportswoman of the Year 2011

    Olympian Ronnie Delany and Nina.
  • Sportswoman of the Year 2011

    Canoeist Jenny Egan won the Sportswoman of the Month award for May.
  • Sportswoman of the Year 2011

    Boxer Katie Taylor picked up Sportswomen of the Month for June.
  • Sportswoman of the Year 2011

    Sportswoman of the Month winner for August, high jumper Deirdre Ryan, August winner, with her father PJ, former Munster rugby player Alan Quinlan, former hurler Nicky English and Olympian Eamonn Coghlan.
  • Sportswoman of the Year 2011

    Sportswoman of the Month award winner for October, triathlete Aileen Morrison.
  • Sportswoman of the Year 2011

    Runner Fionnuala Britton scoops the Sportswoman of the Month award for December.

Credit: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

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