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Eve McCrystal named on long-list for RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year

Eve McCrystal named on long-list for RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year

Local woman Eve McCrystal is one of 26 nominees to have been included on the long-list for the RTÉ Sport Awards 2019 Sportsperson of the Year.

The Jenkinstown woman has been included alongside her tandem partner Katie-George Dunlevy for their achievements in paracycling.

The pair claimed time-trial gold at the UCI Para-cycling World Championships, doing so for the third year in succession. The duo also took silver three days later in the women’s tandem road-race.

Among the favourites for the award include The Open champion Shane Lowry, Dublin GAA captain Stephen Cluxton and undisputed women’s world boxing champion Katie Taylor.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

  • Sam Bennett
  • Lydia Boylan
  • Jack Byrne
  • Seamus Callanan
  • Stephen Cluxton
  • Cathal Daniels
  • Katie-George Dunlevy & Eve McCrystal
  • Ellen Keane
  • Sinead Goldrick
  • Niamh Kilkenny
  • Shane Lowry
  • Ciara Mageean
  • Rhys McCleneghan
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Oisin Murphy
  • Donnacha O’Brien
  • Aoife O’Rourke
  • Denise O’Sullivan
  • Sanita Puspure
  • Jonathan Rea
  • Davy Russell
  • Jason Smyth
  • Katie Taylor
  • Paul Townend
  • Nicole Turner
  • Kurt Walker

The shortlist will be whittled down on RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Sport on December 8th before the awards take place live on RTÉ One on Saturday December 14th at 9.30pm.