The RTÉ and BBC hit comedy series The Young Offenders has been nominated for a prestigious Rose d'Or Award that celebrates the best in international TV.

The show, which is based on the film of the same name and follows the well-meaning but somewhat clueless duo Conor and Jock, has been nominated in the best sitcom category.

It faces competition from Channel 4’s The Windsors, Acorn TV’s Detectorists and Polyphon Film’s Magda macht das schon! 

Young Offenders nominated for best sitcom at 2018 Rose d'Or Awards

The Peter Foott-created series already bagged two IFTAs back in May for writer/director Foott and leading star Chris Walley, who plays Jock alongside Alex Murphy's Conor.

Foott told IFTN that the whole team is "thrilled with the nomination", saying: "The Rose d'Or Awards are highly respected internationally, and it's a huge honour to receive a nomination for The Young Offenders in the sitcom category alongside some truly amazing shows." 

The equal parts hilarious and heart-warming finale of the first run of the show blew away viewers.

second series of the coming-of-age adventure has already been commissioned.

Cillian Murphy's Peaky Blinders nominated in the best drama series category

Meanwhile, fellow Irish star Cillian Murphy's BBC show Peaky Blinders has been nominated in the best drama series where it will compete against Netflix's lavish royal series The Crown and Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

Now in its 57th year, the Rose d'Or Awards will be held in Berlin on September 13.