Young Castlerea woman Lisa O’Rourke has been named as one of the five emerging stars shortlisted for the RTÉ Sport Young Sportsperson of the Year.
Lisa joins Rhasidat Adeleke, James Culhane, Eve McMahon and Israel Olatunde on the list of nominations for the accolade, with the winner set to be announced live on RTÉ One on Saturday, December 17th.
This year Jacqui Hurley, Evanne Ní Chuilinn and Ruby Walsh will present the RTÉ Sport Awards 2022.
Lisa O’Rourke secured a gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, only 30 minutes after team-mate Amy Broadhurst had claimed her gold. The light middleweight boxer joined Katie Taylor, Kellie Harrington and Michael Conlan in an elite club of five amateur World Champions from Ireland.