LINDA O'Shea was beside herself with joy at winning the Nissan Micra as part of the Flora Women's Mini Marathon.
All 40,000 women were in with a chance, but it's Linda who's going to find herself tooling around town in the snappy little machine – and every time she turns the key, she'll remember that sunny day in June.
"I was just having a cup of coffee, and I heard them call my name," she related. "I just couldn't believe it."
It's Linda's first new car, but not her first race. "My husband Paul died two years ago," she explained. "We thought we'd do it again to make men more aware to get their hearts checked."