AIBA World Elite lightweight champion Kellie Harrington has been long-listed for the RTE Sports Awards 2018 Sportsperson of the Year.

The Dubliner claimed her first World gold in New Delhi last weekend to cap a fine year for Irish boxing which has won 41 medals in World, European (and Olympic Youth) competition this year in all grades from Elite to Schoolboy/girl.

Harrington, who boxes out of the St Mary’s BC, contributed two medals to that total as she also won European Elite bronze in 2018.

Two other boxers, pro World champions Katie Taylor and TJ Doheny,have been long-listed for the Award along with the stars of Irish sport in 2018.

The final shortlist will be announced on Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1 on Sunday 9 December.

Darragh Maloney and Joanne Cantwell will present the RTÉ Sport Awards 2018 live on RTÉ One on Saturday 15 December at 9.20pm.

Along with the Sportsperson of the Year award the show will also see the Young Sportsperson of the Year, Team of the Year and Manager of the Year honoured as well as a new inductee to the RTÉ Sport Hall of Fame.