Connacht Rugby has today unveiled the nominations for the annual end-of-season Awards Ball, taking place this year on April 30th at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway.

18 awards will be given out at the ceremony celebrating the season’s achievements at all levels of the game – underage, club, schools, womens and the professional squad.

The Players’ Player as voted by the Connacht senior squad will be awarded on the night as well as the Team Man of the Year, Try of the Year and an award for Outstanding Contribution to Rugby.

The nominees are….

CONNACHT U18 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Cian Huxford
Hugh Lane
Niall Murray

CONNACHT U19 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Brian Diffney
Rory Gaffney
Sean Masterson

CONNACHT U18 GIRLS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Sarah Dent
Ellie Dillane
Elizabeth McNicholas

CONNACHT REFEREE OF THE YEAR

Karol Collins
Brian Deighan
Daithi Flood

CONNACHT COACH OF THE YEAR

Patrick Durcan, Castlebar RFC
David Newman, Ballina RFC
Brett Wilkinson, Buccaneers RFC

CONNACHT WOMEN’S CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Emma Clery, Galwegians RFC
Shannen Lane, NUIG RFC
Anne Marie O’Hora, Castelbar RFC

CONNACHT WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Grainne Egan
Ciara O’Connor
Anne Marie O’Hora

CONNACHT JUNIOR CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dan McCabe, Monivea RFC
Mickey Murphy, Ballina RFC
John O’Brien, Connemara RFC

CONNACHT SENIOR CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jordan Conroy, Buccaneers RFC
Lise Soloa, Corinthians RFC
Michael Wells, Sligo RFC

CONNACHT CLUB OF THE YEAR

Ballina RFC
Buccaneers RFC
Sligo RFC

CONNACHT RUGBY ACADEMY PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Cormac Brennan
Marc Kelly
Conor McKeon

CONNACHT RUGBY FORWARD OF THE YEAR

Andrew Browne
Jake Heenan
John Muldoon

CONNACHT RUGBY BACK OF THE YEAR

Jack Carty
Kieran Marmion
Tiernan O’Halloran

 

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