AP McCoy crowned RTE Sports Person of Year 2013

Tony McCoy.
Tony McCoy.

Moneyglass jockey AP McCoy has been named as the RTE Sports Person of the Year of 2013.

McCoy, 39, received the honour from the Irish national broadcaster after a year which saw him moving beyond the 4,000 career winners mark.

The Co Antrim man opposition for the Irish award included world champion walker Rob Heffernan.

Other nominees for the main award included Northern Ireland sports stars Martyn Irvine, Jason Smyth and Michael McKillop.