RTÉ Sports Awards 2012

RTÉ Sport have announced the shortlist for the RTÉ Sports Person of the Year Award, the RTÉ Sports Team of the Year Award and the RTÉ Sports Manager of the Year Award.

The winners will be revealed and presented with their awards at The RTÉ Sports Awards in association with The Irish Sports Council which will be broadcast live on RTÉ One, Sunday 23 December at 9.30pm.

Presented by Darragh Maloney, the live show will review what was a momentous year for Irish athletes and teams, and look back on the dramatic and memorable sporting moments of 2012.

The RTÉ Sports Person of the Year shortlist features the following ten nominees:

Rory McIlroy :lol:
Mark Rohan
Karl Lacey
Rob Kearney :lol:
Katie Taylor :clap:
Jason Smyth
Henry Shefflin
Michael McKillop
Joseph O’Brien
Fionnuala Britton

Celebrating the collaborative achievements of Irish athletes, the RTÉ Sports Team of the Year shortlist features:

Leinster Rugby :lol:
Donegal Footballers
Cork Ladies Footballers
Irish Paralympic team
Sligo Rovers :lol:
Kilkenny hurlers
Wexford Camogie
Irish Olympic Boxing Team :clap:
Irish Women’s Cross Country Team.

In recognition of the huge effort behind the scenes and on the sidelines, the RTÉ Sports Manager of the Year award features the following seven nominees:

Brian Cody
JJ Doyle,
Billy Walsh
Mick Cooke :lol:
Joe Schmidt :lol:
Jim McGuinness :clap:
Eamonn Ryan.
The awards ceremony will also see the honour of the RTÉ/Irish Sports Council’s Hall of Fame Award presented to a very special Irish sporting legend.

Leinster Rugby
Billy Walsh

What a third-rate sporting country.

Shocking oversight not to have Duckie Moloney and Gerry O’Connor on the shortlist for manager of the year

The Cork Ladies Footballers and JJ Doyle, FFS

Who’s Eamonn Ryan?

I’ve never heard of 6 of the 10 shortlisted for Sports Person of the Year.

Olympic Boxing team
Billy Walsh
That is all

He was the Cork manager in 1983 when Dublin beat them by 11 points in the All-Ireland football semi-final replay in Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Katie Taylor
Irish Boxing Team
Jim McGuinness

How is Neil Lennon not on this list? Excelling managing in the world’s premier football competition. Bizarre list.

Where’s Monkey Allen & Rocko?

Lets just get trhis out of the way then.


Carry on.

I know Joey O’Brien has done well to gain a regular starting place with a team in the top half of the Barclays Premier League™, but he hardly deserves a place in the shortlist for Sports Personality of The Year, does he?

Four Brits in the shortlist, I note.

People being nominated for their hobby FFS.

Rory McIlroy should stroll it, but Katie is the nation’s sweetheart.

Leinster and Joe Schmidt for the other two.

How the fuck is that Brit cunt Mcllroy nominated for an Irish sports award?

Katie all the way.

He’s from Down and represented Ireland at the golf world cup this year. That might have something to do with it.

Katie Taylor will almost certainly win this, despite the fact that there are probably only a few dozen women in the world who actually particpate in boxing. Seems odd that Nevin, Barnes and Conlon aren’t nominated.

Anthony Stokes
Neil Lennon

That’s a good shout to be fair.