Fiona Doyle scooped the top award at Swim Ireland’s annual awards ceremony at the Titanic Centre in Belfast on Friday night.

Doyle, who qualified for the Olympic Games last July, claimed the Athlete of the Year prize in a year that also saw her win silver and bronze at the World University Games.

Conor Ferguson won the junior gong. The rising Larne star secured two silver medals at the European Youth Olympic Festival in July and went on to win gold, two silvers and a bronze at the Commonwealth Youth Games in September.