McCoy scoops RTE gong

Tony McCoy was on Saturday night crowned the 2013 RTE Sports Person of the Year.

The 18-times champion jockey created further history in November when he rode his 4,000th winner over jumps.

McCoy fended off challenges from 11 other leading Irish contenders, including Irish Flat champion jockey Joseph O'Brien, for the coveted prize.

He said: "It's great, it's a fantastic honour. Any one of them would be a very worthy winner."

Irish Flat champion trainer Willie Mullins was nominated for RTE Sports Manager of the Year, but Davy Fitzgerald, boss of Clare's hurling team, scooped the award.