RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Yr Nominees Confirmed
2018 has been an amazing 12 months for Irish sport.
Whereas it hasn’t fairly gone to plan for some extra high-profile rivals reminiscent of Conor McGregor and the Irish soccer workforce, the depth of success for Eire throughout many codes of sport is a testomony to that.
One of many vital recognitions of this glory comes on the RTÉ Sports activities Awards in December yearly.
James McClean was the large winner final 12 months, preceded lately by the likes of Michael Conlan and the aforementioned McGregor.
This 12 months’s awards ceremony will happen on the 15th of subsequent month, and whereas the ultimate shortlist received’t be determined till the ninth, the long-list has been launched at this time.
The record is headlined by the likes of boxing nice Katie Taylor, who has received three title fights this 12 months, Johnny Sexton, who has been pivotal to Eire and Leinster’s beautiful success in rugby, and Dublin footballer Brian Fenton, the All Stars Footballer of the Yr.
There’s a powerful athletics contingent given the raft of medals received throughout completely different disciplines. The ladies’s hockey workforce are represented by heroic goalie Ayeisha McFerran, who steered the Inexperienced Military to the runner-up spot within the World Cup.
It’s additionally price keeping track of these reminiscent of Jonathan Rea, whose third straight World Superbikes title earned him second within the 2017 BBC SPOTY vote, simply behind Mo Farah. The Antrim man claimed his fourth consecutive championship this 12 months.
The total record of nominees:
Sinéad Aherne — Dublin Girls captain
Thomas Barr — Athletics
TJ Doheny — Boxing
Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal — Para-Biking
Brian Fenton — Dublin footballer
Kellie Harrington — Boxing
Phil Healy — Athletics
Patrick Hoban — Dundalk striker
Ellen Keane — Para-Swimming
Cian Lynch — Limerick hurler
Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe — Pentathlon
Dan Martin — Biking
Padraig McCarthy — Eventing
Rhys McClenaghan — Gymnastics
Ayeisha McFerran — Hockey
Sanita Puspure — Rowing
Jonathan Rea — Motor Biking
Davy Russell — Jockey
Shane Ryan — Swimming
Johnny Sexton — Rugby
Chloe Sigerson — Cork camogie
Jason Smyth — Para-Athletics
Katie Taylor — Boxing