Louth paralympian Eve McCrystal and cycling partner Katie George Dunlevy received the sports award at the Irish Tatler Women of the Year ceremony in Dublin last weekend.
The prestigious award was presented to Eve and Katie George following “a truly exceptional year for Irish sportswomen across many disciplines.”
But the “tandem dream team” were awarded after they made history by winning two gold medals and a silver at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this summer..
Eve said they were “Absolutely honoured to receive this award.”
"This has been a huge year for Irish Women in sport and I am so proud that myself and Katie are part of it. Any Irish sporting woman was as deserving of this award, so for us to receive it is crazy. We were at a table and in a room with the most amazing inspirational women. Each award winner touched me in a different way. The whole evening was so emotional and brilliant."
She paid tribute to boxer Kellie Harrington, who won the overall Woman of The Year award. “So deserved, an amazing advocate and leader for Irish Women through sport.”
"My heart is absolutely full and motivated to keep going pushing on and see where life will take me. Its definitely a journey and a short one I plan on making the most of it.”