The 2017/18 Connacht Rugby Awards Ball takes place at the Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway on Sunday May 6th, and we’re  delighted to now confirm the 42 nominees who are up for awards on the night.

There are 16 awards in total, ranging from U18s through to referees, coaches, junior, club, academy and pro player level.

The nominees are as follows:

Connacht Rugby U18 Player of the Year
Darragh Murray – Buccaneers
Niall Carney – Galway Corinthians
Conor O’Shaughnessy – Galwegians

Connacht Rugby U19 Player of the Year
Colm Reilly – Buccaneers
Niall Murray – Buccaneers
Cian Huxford – Galway Corinthians

Connacht Rugby U18 Girls Player of the Year
Aine Galvin
Kayley Mannion
Lily Brady

Connacht Rugby Referee of the Year
Karol Collins
Mark Fitzgerald
Gerry Geraghty

Connacht Rugby Coach of the Year
Dave Newman & JP Leonard – Ballina
Ross Mannion – Sligo
Greg Glynn – Loughrea

Connacht Rugby Women’s Club Player of the Year
Karen Douglas – NUIG RFC
Edel McMahon – Galwegians
Ursula Sammon – Castlegar

Connacht Rugby Women’s Player of the Year
Alison Miller
Grainne Egan
Nichola Fryday

Connacht Rugby Junior Player of the Year
Fergal Tully – Ballina
Ian McDonagh – Connemara
Aidan Leech – Creggs

Connacht Rugby Senior Club Player of the Year
Martin Staunton – Buccaneers
Manu Parkin – Sligo
John Maloney – Galwegians

Connacht Rugby Club of the Year
Ballina RFC
Sligo RFC
Creggs RFC

Connacht Rugby Academy Player of the Year
Cillian Gallagher – Galway Corinthians
Kieran Joyce – Galway Corinthians
Paul Boyle – Buccaneers

Connacht Rugby Try of the Year
Ultan Dillane v Ulster (23/12/17)
Jack Carty v Brive (9/12/17)
Niyi Adeolokun v Cheetahs (4/11/17)

Connacht Rugby Fans’ Player of the Year
Jarrad Butler
Jack Carty
Tom Farrell

Connacht Rugby Players’ Player of the Year
Tom McCartney
Jarrad Butler
Matt Healy

Two further awards that will be presented on the night include the Lifetime Contribution to Rugby Award, and the Connacht Rugby Unsung Hero Award.

Tickets for this Black Tie event are on general sale at a cost of €100 per person. To book call 091 561568.

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