Limerick’s Rebecca Barry is up for ESPN’s ‘Play of the Year’ and you can help her win
The Limerick student scored probably the best hockey goal of all time last year and now she is up for an ESPY. G’wan Ireland.
The most iconic show on ESPN in the US is Sportscenter, their nightly news round-up. And the most iconic segment of that show is the ‘Plays of the Day’ slot which, as the name implies, picks the best bits of sporting action of the previous day.
At the back end of last year, one Irish hockey player received the honour of a ‘Play of the Day’ when Rebecca Barry, an Irish hockey international who is attending the University of Richmond, scored an unbelievable goal.
We wrote about it at the time and now we are delighted to report that Rebecca is up for one of the ‘Plays of the Year’ at ESPN’s annual award show, the ESPYS.
Rebecca’s goal has some very stiff competition and being ESPN, they have devised a bracket for each play so Rebecca has a fair few obstacles to clear to win.
Firstly she will have to beat this ridiculous buzzer beater by a kid called Khalil Edney and the likes of Zlatan’s goal against England and this monster Jadeveon Clowney hit are also in the running.
The good news is you can give Rebecca a push by clicking here and voting for her. Let’s make this happen Ireland.
Hat-tip to Neil Treacy for letting us know about the nomination.