The nominees for the RTÉ Sport Awards Sportsperson of the Year in association with Sport Ireland were announced on RTÉ Radio 1’s Saturday Sports show.
The nominees for the RTÉ Sport Awards 2016 Sportsperson of the Year are:
1.Seamus Callanan – The Sunday Game Hurler of the Year capped an incredible year by scoring 13 points to ensure Tipperary’s All Ireland victory.
2.Eoghan Clifford – Claimed a road cycling Gold and a track cycling bronze at his first Paralympic Games.
3.Katie George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal – Won Paralympic tandem cycling gold and silver medals.
4.Brian Fenton – Dublin’s midfield general continued his phenomenal record of being unbeaten in a Dublin jersey.
5.Carl Frampton – Became just the second ever Irishman ever to have held World Titles in two different weight classes
6.Denise Gaule – Denise added the Camogie Player of the Year Award to her first O’Duffy Cup.
7.Jamie Heaslip – The World Rugby Player of the Year nominee was a colossus in Ireland’s victories over South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
8.Daryl Horgan – Dundalk’s magic man was the outstanding player in a truly outstanding team.
9.Conor McGregor – The Notorious furthered his claim as Ireland’s most famous sportsman by stepping down a weight.
10.Annalise Murphy – Annalise came back from her London 2012 heartbreak to claim an Olympic Sailing Silver Medal in Rio.
11.Paul O’Donovan – Added a World Championship Gold to the Olympic Silver he picked up with his brother in Rio.
12.Bríd Stack – Bríd was named ladies footballer of the Year after picking up her 11th All Ireland medal.
The public can vote either online at rte.ie/sport or by text. Voting will close on Monday 12 December at 10.00am with the winner announced live on RTÉ One on the night of the Awards.
Nominees and voting details for both the Team of the Year and Manager of the Year awards will be announced later.
RTÉ Sport Awards 2016, Saturday 17 December at 9.00pm on RTÉ One.