Michael Conlan named RTÉ Sports Person of the Year

World Championship boxing medalist Michael Conlan was last night named Sports Person of the Year for 2015.

He received the honour at an awards ceremony broadcast live on RTÉ One.

In October Conlan became the first ever Irishman to win a World Championship title, defeating Murodjon Akhmadaliev in the 56kg bantamweight final.

The 24-year-old has already qualified for next year's Olympics in Rio, and will be hoping to improve on the bronze medal he won in London in 2012.

During the ceremony Kilkenny legend Henry Shefflin was inducted into the RTÉ/Sport Ireland Hall of Fame.

Dundalk were voted Team of the Year while Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill was crowned Manager of the Year.


By Grainne McGuinness

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