12 November 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Ireland’s only professional female boxer Christina ‘Lightning’ McMahon from Carrickmacross has been chosen as Sportswoman of the Year in the 2015 Irish Tatler awards.

400 guests attended a gala dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel at Ballsbridge in Dublin to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Irish women in business, entrepreneurship, music, literature, fashion, film and drama, entertainment, public life and sport. The Irish Tatler awards recognize women whose successes have gained public praise together with those women who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of others. A Hall of Fame award is also made to mark lifetime achievement. Previous winners include Myrtle Allen, Catherine McGuinness and the late Maureen O’Hara.

Christina lost a fight for the first time in eight bouts when she was defeated recently in New York by Alicia Ashley of Jamaica in a ten-rounds super bantamweight contest. She had won the interim WBC bantamweight title last May when she beat Catherine Phiri in Zambia.


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