Last night the Irish Women’s Awards celebrated top female roles models and their contributions to Irish society and industry.
Galway’s very own Sinéad Cassidy was the Rising Star of the Year at the 2019 Irish Women’s Awards for her work with the Galway Races.
Working as the Marketing Manager of the Galway Races, Sinéad brings people from all over the world to Galway for this internationally renowned event.
Needless to say, she was more than a little chuffed with her award.
😶And so this happened…shocked! Thank you x @CreativeOceanic #WomensAwards #teamwork @Galway_Races pic.twitter.com/3LRYbWZCeF
— Sinéad Cassidy (@sineadcas) January 21, 2019
The Irish Women’s Awards are organised by Creative Oceanic to recognise the work women do in every part of society that often goes “un-known or even un-appreciated”.
A spokesperson for the Irish Women’s Awards said “We are delighted to have acknowledged successful women from across Ireland who have managed to stand out among the rest in their profession.
“It is a pleasure to see that empowered women, empower women and this memorable ceremony highlighted exactly that.”
“We hope that The Irish Women’s Awards provided a platform to encourage women at all ages to achieve their goals and spread the message that women can be successful leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers, scientists and CEOs.”
“The awards showcased examples of courage, passion, skill, commitment and success that feature in women and we would like to congratulate all finalists and winners for their impeccable achievements.”
Galway Races were quick to offer their congratulations to one of their own on her fantastic victory.
And the winner is…. Our Star 💫 @sineadcas #womensawards @Galway_Races pic.twitter.com/4Ik9ZXSJP6
— Galway Races (@Galway_Races) January 21, 2019
Four women from Galway were finalists for awards in total, with Lisa and Vanessa Creaven of Spotlight Whitening in the running for Best Professional in Business and Dr Carmel Malone of NUI Galway shortlisted for Services to Medicine.
Awards were presented in 31 categories at a black-tie event at the Crowne Plaza Dublin Blanchardstown Hotel on Monday night.
Su Carty, the IRFU’s representative to the World Rugby Council was crowned the overall Woman of the Year.
photo: Galway Races/twitter