Nicole Drought from Roscrea Wins Irish Sportswoman of The Year

Roscrea’s Nicole Drought, 22, was today announced as the winner of‘s  “Sportswoman of the Year 2016.
Despite only having made her Motorsport debut two years ago, Nicole has enjoyed plenty of success, becoming the first woman to be nominated for the Motorsport Ireland Young Driver Award in 2015, the first woman to win in Irish Touring Cars in 2016 and qualifying on the front row of the grid for her sportscar debut in Anglesey in North Wales when she joined the Global GT Lights for a round of their championship.
Her 2017 plans will be announced shortly but Nicole intends to switch to sportscars with the intention of ultimately chasing a career on the European or World stage.

Nicole Drought Nominated For Irish Sportswoman of The Year

Nicole Drought

Nicole Drought, Irish Sportswoman of The Year:
“I’m really happy to in this one. I could not believe the support I received once I was was nominated. I would like to thank everyone who voted, Leo Nulty Promotions for all their work this year and, who have kept readers informed on my progress all year too.”


Nicole Drought Nominated For Irish Sportswoman of The Year


Nicole Drought, 22, is a native of Roscrea in Tipperary. A former All Ireland winning Camogie Captain, she made her motor racing debut in 2015, driving a 250bhp Honda Integra in the Irish Touring Car Championship. In 2016, she became the first Irish Ambassador for the Sean Edwards Foundation and accepted their invitation to travel to Le Castellet in France to test a GT3 Porsche 911. Also in 2016, became a member of the Murphy Prototypes Young Driver programme and attended an ELMS race in France with the Irish based European sportscar team. Nicole is a final year student of Law and Business in The University of Limerick.

In December 2016, Nicole was voted Irish Sportswoman of The Year, taking a massive 20% of the public vote- the first for a racing driver against far higher profile sports.

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