Dundalk as it Happens
Local athlete Gina Akpe-Moses named Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month for July
Blackrock Athletic Club sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses has been named July’s Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month.
The 18-year-old athlete clinched the honour following her triumph in the 100 metre event at the European Under-20 Championships in Italy last month.
While now based in Birmingham for training purposes, Gina has spent much of her life in Dundalk, firstly joining St Gerard’s AC at the age of seven before going on to represent Blackrock AC.
Following her win in Grosetto, Gina has targeted further medals at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Her monthly award means she is also in the running for the Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year award this December.
Further details can be found here.