Henshaw’s teammate Kieran Marmion has also been nominated in the Try of the Year category for his impressive solo run against Leinster in the PRO12 campaign to help Pat Lam’s men defeat the defending champions back in September.
The Hibernia College Medal for Excellence will be awarded to the individual who demonstrates exceptional commitment to the game both on and off field. This is a player who matches their playing and training with team support, studies, work, mentoring, charity and community involvement. Players across the Provinces voted for Ulster’s Chris Henry, Munster’s Felix Jones and Connacht stalwart Michael Swift.
The sellout ceremony hosted by Kyran Bracken takes place on Wednesday 13th May at Dublin’s Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. The Awards mark one of the biggest nights in Irish sport and are the only national awards voted for by the players themselves, with votes collected from professional players across the country. Commenting on the Awards, IRUPA Board Member and Player of the Year 2014, Andrew Trimble: “To be nominated for an IRUPA Award is such a fantastic achievement, it really is a great honour to be recognised by your fellow players. I would like to congratulate all the nominees and wish them the best and hope they enjoy the night”.
More information on the awards including all the new categories can be found on www.irupa.ie
For Awards updates, follow @IRUPA on Twitter or use the hashtag: #irupas2015
HIBERNIA COLLEGE IRUPA PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015
Robbie Henshaw Connacht
Conor Murray Munster
Paul O'Connell Munster
Jonathon Sexton Ireland
NEVIN SPENCE YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015
Jack Conan Leinster
Robbie Henshaw Connacht
Jack McGrath Leinster
VOLKSWAGEN TRY OF YEAR 2015
Craig Gilroy Ulster v Scarlets Guinness PRO12
Robbie Henshaw Ireland v England RBS Six Nations
Kieran Marmion Connacht v Leinster Guinness PRO12
Hibernia College Medal for Excellence 2015
Chris Henry Ulster
Felix Jones Munster
Michael Swift Connacht
BNY MELLON IRUPA HALL OF FAME 2015
Recipient to be announced on Tuesday 5th May 2015
POWERSCOURT HOTEL MOMENT OF THE YEAR 2015
Voted by the public on Twitter @PowerscourtHtl #PHMoment15 the Rugby Moment of the Year will be unveiled at the Awards ceremony on Wednesday 13th May 2015.
BNY MELLON WOMEN'S SEVENS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015
The recipient to be announced at the Awards ceremony on Wednesday 13th May 2015.
ZURICH IRELAND CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY 2015
The award will be presented at the ceremony on Wednesday 13th May 2015.
3 UNSUNG HERO 2015
You can view and vote for the IRUPA 3 Unsung Hero on Twitter @ThreeIrlRugby using the hashtag #3UnsungHero. The winner will be announced at the 2015 Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 13th May.
NEWSTALK106FM SUPPORTERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015
The Supporters' Player of the Year as voted by listeners of Newstalk106fm will be announced at the IRUPA Awards on Wednesday 13th May 2015. Tune into Off the Ball from Monday 4th May to vote.