24 May, 14:08
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
From schools, youth, club and professional levels, the Awards recognise the role that they all play in the development of the game.
Terry Loughins of Diageo said: "Once again I look forward to a fantastic night of celebration as Ulster rugby select its best. With a superb new venue at La Mon House Hotel the scene is set for a night to remember."
While the top accolade of Guinness Ulster Rugby Personality of the Year will remain a closely guarded secret until the night, the nominees for the other awards represent clubs from right across the province, and are as follows:
CALOR GAS YOUTH PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jarryd Bennett (Letterkenny), Dominic Gallagher (Lisburn), James Simpson (Ballynahinch)
NORTHERN BANK LTD SCHOOLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jonny Shiels, Nevin Spence, Niall Annett
KUKRI CLUB OF THE YEAR - Armagh, Letterkenny, Portadown
KEN GOODALL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PLAYER AT THE SPORTS INSTITUTE - Chris Cochrane (Queen's University RFC), Paul Karraynnis (Queen's University RFC), Ian Whitten (Queen's University RFC)
PERENNIALS DORRINGTON B. FAULKNER, 'UNSUNG HERO' AWARD - Towey Neale (Lisburn RFC), John Hamilton (Lisburn RFC), David Wishart (Dungannon RFC)
BANK OF IRELAND ULSTER PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Rory Best (Ulster Rugby - Belfast Harlequins), Tommy Bowe (Ulster Rugby - Belfast Harlequins), Matt McCullough (Ulster Rugby - Ballymena)
FIRST TRUST BANK CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Adam Telford (Instonians), Craig Woods (Ballymena), Ian Porter (Queens)
BELFAST TELEGRAPH MERIT AWARD - announced on Thursday, May 15
VODAFONE YOUNG ULSTER PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Niall O'Connor (Ulster Rugby - Belfast Harlequins), Mark McCrea (Ulster Rugby - Malone), David Pollock (Ulster Rugby - Dungannon)
GUINNESS ULSTER RUGBY PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - announced on Thursday, May 15