Aoife Ní Chaiside, Active Female Competition Winner for the month of January

Last month we launched our Active Female Competition in partnership with O’Neills Sportswear to highlight the contribution of women and girls in sport and physical activity across Northern Ireland.

Members of the public nominated participants, coaches and administrators who had recent success and/or made an exceptional contribution to their sport in the month of January. Following the closing date, the Female Sports Forum shortlisted three nominees for the public to then decide the winner via social media.

The deserving nominees facing the public vote were Ciara Toner from Springwell Running Club, Ayeisha Ferran, Irish Hockey International and Aoife Ní Chaiside, Slaughtneil and Derry Camogie.

With the backing of Camogie players throughout the province, and the recent success of Slaughtneil Camogie Club, support was strong for Aoife. She quickly took the lead in the votes, going on to be the eventual winner of the competition, closely followed by Ciara Toner.

Reason for nomination:
In January Aoife was a force in the half-back line for Slaughtneil throughout their successful provincial run, playing her part to make history for Slaughtneil as they went on to win Ulster titles in all three codes. In January she captained the Derry side in the All-Ireland semi final against Burgess-Duharra, winning 3-08 to 3-06 and securing their first ever All-Ireland Final appearance.
Aoife was also awarded AIB Ulster Camogie Player of the year on Monday 30th January at Croke Park.

On Sunday 5th March Aoife will captain Slaughtneil again in their most important match yet – the All Ireland Final against Galway side Sarsfields.

Nominate an Active Female for the month of February for their chance to win a £50 voucher to spend online at O’Neills Sportswear!

Remember, nominations are only valid if the nominee has actively contributed to their sport within the month of February.
For more information and to nominate: Active Female Nominations