Ireland’s Heather Payne in action against Ukraine’s Olha Basanska during the qualifier at  Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

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Savannah McCarthy won The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman Award for April. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

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