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The Nominees Are In For RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year

The Nominees Are In For RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year
By PJ Browne Updated

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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