Ramelton woman is latest Sports Person of the Week, in association with O’Reilly’s


Catherine Grier has been voted as this week’s Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub Sports Person of the Week, in association with O’Reilly’s.

The Ramelton woman, who played for the Republic of Ireland Deaf Team at the EDSA European Championships in Finland, polled 607 of the 1,177 votes cast this week.

Grier took 52 per cent of the total votes that were cast.

Grier scored twice in a 6-1 win over Norway on Sunday to fire Ireland through to the quarter-finals, with a win that also secured Ireland’s qualification for next year’s World Cup.

Grier also found the net against England in an extra-time defeat. Grier’s goal made it 3-3 and forced extra-time, but England won the day.

A subsequent defeat to Russia meant that Grier and Ireland finished sixth in the tournament.

Each weekly award winner will receive a kitbag, a jersey and a half-zip, supplied by O’Reilly’s.

The award winner will be chosen via a public vote from a shortlist selected by our panel.

O’Reilly’s Sportswear was founded in 2017 by well-known Twin Towns sporting brothers Steven and Martin O’Reilly.



Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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