The Clones Cyclone defeated Eusebio Pedroza to become the WBA featherweight champion.
The Carrick-on-Suir cyclist finished third at the Vuelta a Espana.
A historic year for Irish cycling as the Dundrum man won the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and the World Cycling Championship.
Eamonn D'Arcy, Ronan Rafferty, Des Smyth
Irish trio were on the winning Dunhill Cup team.
Christy O'Connor Jr
Played the pivotal shot for Team Europe during their Ryder Cup triumph at the Belfry.
Saved Daniel Timofte's penalty as Ireland progressed to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Top scorer at the 1991 Rugby World Cup.
Won gold in welterweight boxing at the Barcelona Games.
Won silver in the 1500m at the World Athletics Championships.
Took gold in the 3000m at the European Championships.
A third victory in a row for the Cobh athlete who won gold in the 5000m at the World Athletics Championships in Gothenburg.
Controversial triple gold medallist at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, also tagging on a bronze.
Won the 1997 World Snooker Championship, ending Stephen Hendry's long reign.
Won gold in the 5000m and 10,000m at the European Championships and also double gold medallist at the World Cross Country Championships.
Captained Manchester United to a historic treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
Took home a fifth award after winning silver in the 5000m at the Olympic Games in Sydney.
Managed Republic of Ireland to qualification for the 2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan.
Finished second in the European Tour Order of Merit, earning two victories and helping Europe to a Ryder Cup win at the Belfry.
Winner of the Aintree Grand National aboard Monty's Pass.
Out-half on the Ireland team which claimed the Triple Crown for the first time in 19 years.
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín
Captained Cork to a second successive All-Ireland hurling title, winning his third in total.
Won a fourth All-Ireland hurling title, collecting the Hurler of the Year award for the second time.
Won the Open Championship at Carnoustie, becoming the first Irishman to win a golf major since Fred Daly in 1947.
Won back-to-back major titles. Retained the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale before becoming the first European since 1930 to win the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills.
Captained Ireland to a first Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations for 61 years and was an integral part of the Leinster team which won the 2008-09 Heineken Cup.
Won the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach and sunk the winning putt for Europe in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
Won the 2011 US Open at Congressional, setting a record low score in the tournament.
Won Olympic gold in the women's lightweight division at the London Games.
Was crowned Champion Jockey in the UK for the 18th year in a row and rode his 4000th winner over jumps in November.
Won successive major championship titles, winning the Open Championship in Royal Liverpool in July and following it with a second PGA Championship success at Valhalla in August.
Won gold in the bantamweight division at the AIBA World Boxing Championships.
Beat Eddie Alvarez to add the UFC Lightweight Championship to the Featherweight title won the previous December, becoming the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two divisions.
Scored the winner in Ireland's crucial 1-0 victory away to Wales in Cardiff, booking the team's spot in the World Cup play-off.
Won the Grand Slam with Ireland in the Six Nations, a European Champions Cup and Pro14 double with Leinster and became the second Irish player (after Keith Wood) to be crowned World Rugby Player of the Year.
Won the 2019 Open Championship by six strokes at Royal Portrush.
Successfully defended her undisputed lightweight belts, defeating Delfine Persoon and Miriam Gutierrez.