Gallery: Paul McGrath enters the RTE Sport Hall of Fame as Tony McCoy claims Sports Person of the Year 8 years ago
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Gallery: Paul McGrath enters the RTE Sport Hall of Fame as Tony McCoy claims Sports Person of the Year

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Some of Ireland's boxing stars past and present in Eric Donovan; Kenneth Egan and John Joe Nevin
Some of Ireland's boxing stars past and present in Eric Donovan; Kenneth Egan and John Joe Nevin
Some of the League of Ireland's finest looking very dapper - Brendan Clarke; Ger O'Brien and Conan Byrne
Some of the League of Ireland's finest looking very dapper - Brendan Clarke; Ger O'Brien and Conan Byrne
Michael Conlon; Sean McComb; Tommy McCarthy and Paddy Barnes scrub up well
Michael Conlon; Sean McComb; Tommy McCarthy and Paddy Barnes scrub up well
Davy Fitzgerald won Manager of the Year after leading his Clare team to success
Davy Fitzgerald won Manager of the Year after leading his Clare team to success
Jim Gavin was also nominated for Manager of the Year
Jim Gavin was also nominated for Manager of the Year
AP McCoy wins Sports Person of the Year
AP McCoy wins Sports Person of the Year
Therese Maher and Lorraine Ryan - two stars of Galway camogie
Therese Maher and Lorraine Ryan - two stars of Galway camogie
Tony Kelly; Patrick Donnellan; manager Davy Fitzgerald; Donal O'Donovan and Shane O'Donnell
Tony Kelly; Patrick Donnellan; manager Davy Fitzgerald; Donal O'Donovan and Shane O'Donnell
Paul McGrath shows off his trophy
Paul McGrath shows off his trophy
Martin O'Neill presents Paul McGrath with the Hall of Fame award
Martin O'Neill presents Paul McGrath with the Hall of Fame award
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It was a night to recognise great sporting achievements last night, as some worthy winners were crowned at the RTE Sports Awards

Last night saw some of Ireland's sporting greats get all fancied up in their best gear to head to the RTÉ Sports Awards, where Tony McCoy scooped the Sports Person of the Year award. Rob Heffernan, Martyn Irvine, Tony Kelly, Michael Darragh Macauley, Michael McKillop, Annalise Murphy, Joseph O’Brien, Jason Quigley, Jonathan Sexton and Jason Smyth had all been nominated, but McCoy's achievement of having ridden his 4,000th winner was enough to get him the nod this year.

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He wasn't the only one honoured though, as members of the All-Ireland winning Clare panel were also recognised with the Sports Team of the Year prize, and manager Davy Fitzgerald won the Manager of the Year award.

Speaking of managers, new Ireland boss Martin O'Neill was also on hand to present legendary defender Paul McGrath with his trophy, as he entered the RTE Sports Hall of Fame last night too. There were plenty of other awards and sporting heroes in the crowd, so check out the gallery to get a good look.

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