Martin O’Neill and Jim Gavin’s 2016 exploits have been recognised.
ELEVEN COACHES FROM across eight different sports are in the running for the 2016 RTÉ Sport Awards Manager of the Year.
The nominees have been announced for an award that will be voted on by RTÉ Sport editorial staff with the winner announced at the RTÉ Sport awards next Saturday 17 December.
From GAA, Jim Gavin, Michael Ryan, Ephie Fitzgerald and Ann Downey are nominated while Michael and Martin O’Neill along with Stephen Kenny are the soccer representatives.
Two horse racing trainers are in the running – Aidan O’Brien and Willie Mullins – while Dominic Casey, the coach to the Olympic silver medallist rowers Gary and Paul O’Donovan, is also nominated.
The shortlist is completed by Connacht coach Pat Lam, who guided them to the PRO12 crown this year.
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