GALLERY: Legends celebrated at Irish Sports Awards

Lifestyle | Mon 8 Feb | Author – Business & Finance
AP McCoy receives a Legend of Irish Sport Award from Shane Quinn, commercial distribution director, Friends First

Legends of Irish sport were honoured at the annual Irish Sports Awards organised by Business2Sports, which took place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dublin.

Celebrating the achievements of Ireland’s sporting heroes, the Irish Sports Awards honoured jockey AP McCoy, broadcasters Eamon Dunphy and John Giles, former World Snooker Championship winner Ken Doherty, horse trainer Dermot Weld, as well as GAA legend Dessie Farrell.

Ollie Campbell received the Jack Kyle Outstanding Achievement in Rugby Award in recognition of an outstanding career that saw him play for Ireland from 1976 to 1984. Campbell was an influential member of the the iconic Ireland team that won the Triple Crown in 1982.

Other awards announced on the night included Breakthrough of the Year, which went to golfer Paul Dunne and Team of the Year, awarded to Special Olympics Ireland.

All honourees were subsequently inducted onto the Irish Sports Awards Wall of Fame.