Walsh named Sportswoman of Month

Walsh named Sportswoman of Month

Top jockey Katie Walsh has been named The Irish Times / Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Month for April.

It follows her remarkable third place finish in this year's Grand National which was the highest ever finish by a female jockey.

The Kildare native made her debut in the race aboard Seabass and made the Aintree record books beating off competition from Nina Carberry.

It is the 27-year-old's second time to win a Sportswoman of the Month, award and she will battle it out against the other monthly winners in December 2012 for the overall Sportswoman of the Year title.

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