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The Nominees Are In For RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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The 12 nominees for RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year 2016 have been announced.

The award is decided by public vote with the winner announced at a ceremony broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday December 17th.

Nominees for RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year 2016

Seamus Callanan – The Sunday Game Hurler of the Year capped an incredible year by scoring 13 points to ensure Tipperary’s All-Ireland victory.

Eoghan Clifford – Claimed a road cycling Gold and a track cycling bronze at his first Paralympic Games.

Katie George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal - Won Paralympic tandem cycling gold and silver medals.

Brian Fenton – Dublin’s midfield general continued his phenomenal record of being unbeaten in a Dublin jersey.

Carl Frampton – Became just the second ever Irishman ever to have held World Titles in two different weight classes.


Denise Gaule – Denise added the Camogie Player of the Year Award to her first O’Duffy Cup.

Jamie Heaslip – The World Rugby Player of the Year nominee was a colossus in Ireland’s victories over South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

Daryl Horgan – Dundalk’s magic man was the outstanding player in a truly outstanding team.


Conor McGregor – The Notorious furthered his claim as Ireland’s most famous sportsman by stepping down a weight to claim his second UFC title.

Annalise Murphy – Annalise came back from her London 2012 heartbreak to claim an Olympic Sailing Silver Medal in Rio.

Paul O’Donovan – Added a World Championship Gold to the Olympic Silver he picked up with his brother in Rio.


Bríd Stack – Bríd was named ladies footballer of the Year after picking up her 11th All-Ireland medal.

Votes can be cast via text or on the RTÉ website.

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