The list should reflect Irish sporting achievements on the national and/or international stage.

Any Sportsperson who has won a medal or Championship at an international level should be considered. Where multiple sportspeople from the same field or at the same championships both win medals, the one with the higher value medal CAN take precedence over the others (this helps to keep the list varied and reflective of the breadth of Irish sport).

A Sportsperson who has been outstanding within a team that has won something or a team that has significantly over-achieved should be considered.

The impact the achievement has on the nation should also be brought into consideration.


  • Declan McBennett – RTÉ Sport, Group Head of Sport
  • Denis Walsh – Sports Writer, The Sunday Times
  • Donagh McGrath - RTÉ Sport, Deputy Head Radio Sports & News
  • Joanne O'Riordan – Journalist, Irish Times
  • Kieran Cunningham – Chief Sports Writer, Irish Daily Star
  • Mary O'Connor - CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport
  • Mikey Stafford – Editor, RTÉ Sport Output on Digital Platforms
  • Paula Fahy – RTÉ Sport, Group Resource & Commissions Manager
  • Ryan McCann - RTÉ Sport Awards, Executive Producer
  • Sean Blackwell – RTÉ Sport Awards, Programme Editor
  • Shane McGrath – Chief Sports Writer, Irish Daily Mail & Irish Mail on Sunday