Ronan Grimes Nominated For Sportsperson Of The Year At RTE Sports Awards

Ireland's Ronan Grimes won the gold medal in the C4 road race at the UCI Paracycling World Championships (Credit: SWPix)

Irish Paracycling star Ronan Grimes has been nominated for the Sportsperson of the Year award at this year’s RTE Sports Awards. 

It’s been a year to remember for the Irish rider as he picked up multiple international medals on the road and on the track.

He was crowned European time trial champion in the men’s C4 category in Austria back in May and followed that up with a bronze medal in the Paracycling Road World Championships C4 time trial in Canada in August. 

In the same championships, Grimes won his first World Championships gold medal as he took victory in the C4 road race. 

He closed out his season in style on track in October as he won a silver medal in the individual pursuit at the Paracycling Track World Championships in Paris. 

Grimes is in stellar company in a final ten-person shortlist that includes Republic of Ireland footballer Katie McCabe, boxer Katie Taylor, Kerry GAA ace David Clifford and Ireland's first-ever gymnastics world champion Rhys McCleneghan. 

The RTE Sports Awards will be broadcast live on Saturday, December 17th.  

The awards set to be handed out on the night include RTÉ Sport Sportsperson of the Year, RTÉ Sport Team of the Year, RTÉ Sport Manager of the Year and RTÉ Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year.