BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award for Micheal Conlan

Belfast boxer Micheal Conlan collected another accolade and piece of silverware this week after he was named BBC Northern Ireland’s Sports Personality of 2015.

London 2012 Bronze medal winner, Conlan was rewarded for a sensational year in the ring, which saw him become Ireland’s first male World Amateur Champion, clinch European Games gold and secure a Rio 2016 berth.

The 24 year old fighter had to beat of strong competition to collect the award as Northern Ireland football captain Steven Davis and World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea were also contenders, but is a deserving winner.

Jane Tohill, executive producer at BBC Sport NI, said judging panel were faced with a “tough decision in a remarkable year for Northern Ireland sport”.

“Michael Conlan’s achievements in 2015 have been exceptional,” she said.

“The judging panel for BBC Sport NI are delighted to present Michael with this award.

“He continues to inspire young people in the world of boxing and we salute his hard work and success.”

Conlan could be make it a TV Sports award double this weekend as he is nominated for RTE Sports Personality of the Year alongside Andy Lee.


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years