Coiste Siamsa award for Niamh Briggs

Niamh Briggs receives her award from Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan

Niamh Briggs receives her award from Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan


The 22nd annual Coiste Siamsa St. Raphael’s Garda Credit Union Garda Sportstar Awards were held at The Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney, Co, Dublin, on Friday 20th November 2015.
The awards are presented to Garda members who have achieved success in their chosen sports, locally, nationally and internationally. This year’s selection committee was chaired by former Munster and Ireland rugby player Alan Quinlan.
Niamh Briggs was a member of the Ireland Women’s Rugby team which captured an historic first ever Grand Slam in 2013. She was a key member of Ireland’s World Cup squad which achieved an historic victory against New Zealand on the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup. In 2015 she captained Ireland to the 6 Nations Title, winning her 50th cap and scoring two tries in the last game against Scotland. In 2015 she also captained Munster to an Interprovincial Title. Niamh is a native of Co. Waterford and is a Garda Stationed at Roxboro Road Garda Station in Limerick.

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