Connacht Rugby Awards Night

Next Saturday, April 26th, Connacht Rugby will celebrate its End of Season Awards Dinner in the stunning Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway.

The annual event is a celebration of the year’s achievements with the Connacht squad and friends from around the province at all levels of the game – Underage, Club, Schools, Women’s and Professional.

We are delighted to announce the nominees for each category below. Each nominee should be proud of their achievements over the last season and their commitment to the game of rugby.

This year, there is a slight change to the senior professional categories with an award going to the Academy Player of the Year, Connacht Forward of the Year and Connacht Back of the Year. The Players’ Player as voted by the Connacht senior squad will be awarded on the night and there will be a special award going to the Connacht Team Man of the Year.

And the nominees are….

CONNACHT U18 SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Peter Claffey, Garbally College
Conor Kenny, Garbally College
Conan O’Donnell, Summerhill College, Sligo

CONNACHT U18 CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Matthew Cosgrove, Sligo RFC
Patrick Daly, Ballinrobe RFC
Stephen Kerins, Sligo RFC

CONNACHT U19 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ciarán Gaffney
Marc Kelly
Rory Moloney

CONNACHT U20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Caolin Blade
Sean O’Brien
Jacob Walshe 

CONNACHT SENIOR WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tanala Kehoe
Ciara O’Connor
Claire Raftery

CONNACHT WOMEN’S CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Edel McMahon, NUIG RFC
Ruth O’Reilly, Galwegians RFC
Caroline Staunton, Castlebar RFC

CONNACHT CLUB OF THE YEAR 
Ballinasloe RFC
Buccaneers RFC
Galwegians RFC

CONNACHT COACH OF THE YEAR
Chris Davies, St Geralds College, Castlebar
Simon Galvin, Sligo Grammar
George Naoupu, Galwegians Women

CONNACHT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
John Davey, Sligo RFC
Geraldine McNally, Loughrea RFC
Kevin O’Malley, Claremorris RFC

CONNACHT REFEREE OF THE YEAR
Karol Collins
Daniel Collins
David Connolly

CONNACHT JUNIOR CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Matthew Dempsey, Westport RFC
John Hayes, Ballinasloe RFC
Dave McDohagh, Connemara RFC


CONNACHT SENIOR CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mark Dolan, Buccaneers RFC
Finn Gormely, Corinthians RFC
Jarlath Naughton, Galwegians RFC

CONNACHT RUGBY ACADEMY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jack Carty
Darragh Leader
Eoghan Masterson

CONNACHT RUGBY FORWARD OF THE YEAR
Jake Heenan
Mick Kearney
John Muldoon

CONNACHT RUGBY BACK OF THE YEAR
Robbie Henshaw
Eoin Griffin
Kieran Marmion

All nominees and winners are chosen by Connacht and Branch management.

This will be the greatest social event of the rugby season in Connacht and we invite all Connacht Rugby supporters to join us. Tickets are now ON SALE.

DATE: Saturday, 26th April
VENUE: Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway
TIME: 7.30pm – Drinks Reception followed by a three course meal with wine and live entertainment
PRICE: €90 per ticket; €900 per table of 10

For more information or to purchase your ticket/table, contact Hazel Casburn at [email protected] or call the Connacht Rugby reception desk on 091 561 568.

Tickets can also be purchased from the Connacht Rugby office at the Sportsground, College Road, Galway (opening hours:  Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm).

 

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