Grand National


Sir, – Cometh the hour, cometh the woman

In a time when the Irish men’s soccer and rugby teams have given us little to smile about, take a bow, Rachael Blackmore, putting a big smile on an Irishman’s face on a cold and snowy Saturday in April in a small town outside Helsinki. Proud to be Irish. Thank you, Rachael! – Yours, etc,


Järvenpää, Finland.

A chara, – We have been blessed with great sporting women from our noble island over the past few decades. Sonia O’Sullivan, Katie Taylor and now Rachael Blackmore, to name but a few. They have definitely done our country some service. – Is mise,


Gorey, Co Wexford.