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Nominees Announced For Ulster Rugby Awards

Nominees Announced For Ulster Rugby Awards

The nominees have been announced ahead of the Heineken Ulster Rugby Awards Dinner, which will be held at the Culloden Estate and Spa on Thursday evening.

Stuart McCloskey, Nick Williams and Paddy Jackson have been shortlisted for two awards, while former Ireland Women’s centre Grace Davitt has also received two nominations.

In total there will be 14 awards at the annual black tie event, which celebrates all levels of rugby in Ulster.

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Ulster Carpets Youth Player of the Year –

John McCusker (Rainey RFC)
Joseph Dunleavy (Letterkenny RFC)
Paul Mullan (Armagh RFC)

Danske Bank Schools’ Player of the Year –

Marcus Rea (Ballymena Academy)
Jonathan Stewart (Wallace High School)
Tom O’Toole (Campbell College)

SONI Community Rugby Champion Award –

Grace Davitt (Cooke RFC)
Katie Speers (Ballymoney RFC)
Stephen Nutt (Ards RFC)
Willie Gribben (Portadown RFC)

Dorrington B Faulkner Award (sponsored by Perennials RFC) –

Recipient to be announced at the event

Ken Goodall Outstanding Club Player of the Year –

Aaron Cairns (Ballynahinch RFC) 
Rodger McBurney (Ballymena RFC)
Mathew Rea (Ballymena RFC)

The Errigle Inn Women’s Player of the Year –

Colette Broome (Queen’s University RFC)
Grace Davitt (Cooke RFC)
Kathryn Dane (Enniskillen RFC) 

Autotrader Referee of the Year –

Recipient to be announced at the event

Kukri Sports Club of the Year –

Bangor RFC
Carrickfergus RFC
Enniskillen RFC

Hughes Insurance Academy Player of the Year –

Adam McBurney
Johnny McPhillips
Jacob Stockdale

URSC Player of the Year –

Paddy Jackson
Stuart McCloskey
Nick Williams

Rugby Writers’ Player of the Year –

Franco van der Merwe
Nick Williams
Craig Gilroy

BT Young Player of the Year –

Kyle McCall
Rory Scholes
Jacob Stockdale

Bank of Ireland Ulster Player of the Year –

Rob Herring
Paddy Jackson
Stuart McCloskey

Heineken Ulster Rugby Personality of the Year –

Recipient be announced at the event