The annual Connacht Rugby Awards Night, taking place this year at the Radisson Galway on Saturday May 16th, will see 20 awards handed out in a celebration of the year’s achievements at all levels of the game across the province. The categories spanning from Underage, Club, and Schools, to the Women’s and Professional game have now been confirmed and the deserving nominees selected.

This year, Connacht supporters will have the chance to vote for the Fans’ Player of the Year in association with Life Style Sports with voting to open later this week on their website.

There will also be an opportunity for fans to vote for their favourite Connacht Try of the Year through independent.ie with details to follow.

The nominees for the 2014/15 Awards are….

CONNACHT U18 SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Cillian Gallagher, Summerhill Sligo
Ryan Feehily, Sligo Grammar School
Darog Smith, Sligo Grammar School

CONNACHT U18 CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Matthew Burke, Galwegians RFC
Luke Carty, Buccaneers RFC
Darragh Cummins, Sligo RFC

CONNACHT U19 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Peter Claffey
Daniel Trayers
Conan O’Donnell

CONNACHT U20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Rory Moloney
Ciaran Gaffney
Cian Romaine

CONNACHT WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Grainne Egan
Ciara O’Connor
Laura Feely

CONNACHT WOMEN’S CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Edel McMahon, NUIG RFC
Amy Gerrity, Sligo RFC
Emma Cleary, Galwegians RFC

CONNACHT CLUB OF THE YEAR
Sligo RFC
Connemara RFC
Galwegians RFC

CONNACHT COACH OF THE YEAR
Dave Purcell, CBS Roscommon
Matt Brown, Galwegians RFC
Eddie Walsh, Connemara RFC

CONNACHT REFEREE OF THE YEAR
Karol Collins
Daniel Collins
David Connolly

CONNACHT JUNIOR CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Coleman Maher, Monivea RFC
Liam Scahill, Westport RFC
Dave McDonagh, Connemara RFC

CONNACHT SENIOR CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Barry Lee, Galwegians RFC
Martin Cummins, Galwegians RFC
James Tormey, Buccaneers RFC

CONNACHT RUGBY ACADEMY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ultan Dillane
Caolin Blade
Eoghan Masterson

CONNACHT RUGBY FORWARD OF THE YEAR
Denis Buckley
Tom McCartney
Aly Muldowney

CONNACHT RUGBY BACK OF THE YEAR
Matt Healy
Robbie Henshaw
Danie Poolman

The Players’ Player of the Year, Team Man of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Hall of Fame inductee will also be named in the coming weeks.

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

Connacht Rugby Awards Night
DATE: Saturday, 16th May
VENUE: Radisson Blu 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 Eoin Hegarty 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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