Michael Conlan thrilled to win BBC Sport NI 2015 award

Belfast boxer Michael Conlan has fought off strong competition to be named BBC Northern Ireland's Sports Personality of 2015.

Conlan, 24, became Ireland's first ever male World Amateur Boxing champion in 2015 after also booking his Rio Olympic berth and clinching European gold.

A memorable year also saw Conlan becoming a father for the first time.

Conlan edged out Northern Ireland football captain Steven Davis and World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea.

"It's great to achieve it when you see the calibre of sporting greats that have won this award before," said Conlan.