Ireland fly half Johnny Sexton claimed the RTE Sportsperson of the Year Award on Saturday night.

Kellie Harrington was shortlisted for the award after winning five fights in eight days en route to World Elite gold in New Delhi last month.

Harrington’s win extended Ireland’s dominance of the lightweight class in women’s World Elite boxing.

“To bring back gold from the worlds was just the icing on the cake,” said Harrington who also won European Elite bronze and multi-nation silver in 2018.

Since the inaugural tournament in 2002, Ireland has won won the lightweight belt six times,.Canada (2), Russia and France are the only other nations to win 60kg gold.

Unified professional champion Katie Taylor, who has won five of the above world gold medals, was also shortlisted for the RTE Award.

Wicklow light-fly Dainne Moorehouse and Leitrim feather Dearbhla Rooney were short listed for the RTE Young Sportsperson on the Year Accolade

Moorehouse, who boxes out of the Enniskerry BC, claimed European Youth gold in Italy in April and Rooney (Sean McDermot BC) won silver.

Rooney also won Olympic Youth bronze in Buenos Aires in October.

Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan won the Young Sportsperson Award while the Irish women’s Hockey Team claimed the Team of the Year Award in a public vote.