The RTÉ Sport Awards 2020 will be held on Thursday 28 January on RTÉ One.

After an unprecedented year both on and off the field Joanne Cantwell and Darragh Maloney will present the show celebrating the stellar achievements of Irish sportspeople in 2020 in the face of never-before-seen challenges.

Nominees for the awards will be revealed over the coming weeks with no shortage of highlights to choose from including Katie Taylor's two incredible defences of her unified lightweight belts, Sam Bennett’s historic green jersey win at the Tour de France, Limerick’s unbeaten year, Kilkenny’s Camogie championship win and success for Dublin in both the men's and women's All Ireland Football Championships.

Other notable achievements include Sanita Puspure retaining her European gold in the single sculls, Oisin O’Callaghan claiming a first ever downhill gold for Ireland at the Junior World Mountain Bike Championships, Katelynn Phelan winning the WBC youth title, as well as the WBF and WIBA belts in the welterweight division and Shamrock Rovers going unbeaten in 18 matches on the way to winning the League of Ireland Premier Division title. 

RTÉ Group Head of Sport Declan McBennett said: "The initial lockdown and then subsequent cancellation of domestic and global events including the Olympics and Euros cast a huge shadow over the sporting landscape but the return of sport under correct protocols showed just how important it remains for the fabric of our society as well as the resilience of our top athletes.

"Bringing sport to the audience is one of our core functions and it is critical we honour those who continuously strive for the highest standards and inspire others."

The RTÉ Sport Awards 2020

Thursday 28 January, 10.15pm, RTÉ One


  • RTÉ Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year
  • RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year
  • RTÉ Sport Team of the Year
  • RTÉ Sport Sportsperson of the Year

The shortlisted nominees will be revealed over the coming weeks ahead of the awards.

The awards ceremony this year will be different to previous years with current Covid-19 restrictions, but we’ll be hearing from many of 2020’s sporting heroes and looking back at many of the highs and lows in a year like no other.