Michael Conlan, European and World Bantamweight Champion, was named the RTÉ Sport Person of the Year.

RTE Sports Awards

 

The winners of this year’s RTÉ Sport Awards were announced on Saturday night, and amongst some stiff competition, Michael Conlan was named the Sports Person of the Year. 

After a stunning 2015 in which he became the first ever Irish World Championship Boxing gold medallist Michael Conlan, European and World Bantamweight Champion, was named the RTÉ Sport Person of the Year.

Conlan was among 14 nominees for the night’s top accolade, a shortlist which included Conor McGregor, Rory McIlroy and Jon Walters.

The winner was selected by a panel of RTÉ journalists and editorial staff.