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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 Aquinas Grammar School tonight.

Sean Reidy and Charles Piutau lead the way with three nominations each, while Jacob Stockdale and Tommy O’Hagan are in the running for two awards.

In total there will be 15 awards at the annual event, which celebrates all levels of rugby in Ulster.

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Hughes Insurance Academy Player of the Year

Ross Kane
Robert Lyttle
Jonny Stewart

SONI Community Rugby Champion Award

John Curry (Randalstown RFC)
Susan Spence (City of Derry RFC)
Richard Black (City of Armagh RFC)
Gary McFarlane (Larne RFC)

Referee of the Year
Recipient to be announced at the event

The Errigle Inn Women’s Player of the Year

Lauren Maginnis (Cooke RFC)
Claire McLaughlin (Cooke RFC)
Ilse van Staden (Cooke RFC)

Ulster Under-18 Girls Player of the Year

Claire Boles (Enniskillen RFC)
Vicky Irwin (Ballynahinch RFC)
Neve Jones (Malone RFC)

Ulster Carpets Youth Player of the Year

Evin Crummie (City of Armagh RFC)
Jack McIntosh (Rainey Old Boys RFC)
Michael O’Neill (Rainey Old Boys RFC)

Danske Bank Schools Player of the Year

James Hume (RBAI)
Michael Lowry (RBAI)
Stewart Moore (Ballymena Academy)

Dorrington B Faulkner Award (sponsored by Perennials RFC)
Recipient to be announced at the event

Ken Goodall Outstanding Club Player of the Year

Joe Dunleavy (City of Derry RFC)
John McCusker (Rainey Old Boys RFC)
Tommy O’Hagan (Rainey Old Boys RFC)

Kukri Sports Club of the Year

City of Armagh RFC
Ballynahinch RFC
Malone RFC
Omagh RFC
Virginia RFC

Ulster Rugby Supporters Club Player of the Year

Ruan Pienaar
Sean Reidy
Charles Piutau

Rugby Writers’ Player of the Year

Charles Piutau
Sean Reidy
Jacob Stockdale

BT Young Player of the Year

Tommy O’Hagan
Jacob Stockdale
Kieran Treadwell

Bank of Ireland Ulster Player of the Year

Paddy Jackson
Charles Piutau
Sean Reidy

Heineken Ulster Rugby Personality of the Year
Recipient be announced at the event