Connacht Rugby has today unveiled the nominations for the annual end-of-season Awards Gala, taking place this year on 7 May at the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway.
18 awards will be given out at the ceremony celebrating the year's achievements at all levels of the game including underage, club, schools women's and the professional squad.
The Players' Player as voted by the Connacht senior squad will be awarded on the night as well as the Team Man of the Year, Fan's Player of the Year, Try of the Year and an award for Outstanding Contribution to Rugby.
The nominees are....
CONNACHT U18 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CONNACHT U19 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CONNACHT U20 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CONNACHT WOMEN'S CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Elizabeth McKeever, NUIG RFC
Emer Power, Portumna RFC
Emma Clery, Galwegians RFC
CONNACHT WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CONNACHT CLUB OF THE YEAR
CONNACHT COACH OF THE YEAR
Steve Parkinson, Colaiste Iognaid (the Jes)
Brian McClearn, NUIG RFC
JP Walsh, Westport RFC
CONNACHT REFEREE OF THE YEAR
CONNACHT JUNIOR CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Sean Tobin, Westport RFC
Kevin Corcoran, Westport RFC
Mickey Murphy, Ballina RFC
CONNACHT SENIOR CLUB PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Rory O'Connor, Buccaneers RFC
David Panter, Corinthians RFC
Anthony Ryan, Galwegians RFC
CONNACHT RUGBY ACADEMY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CONNACHT RUGBY FORWARD OF THE YEAR
CONNACHT RUGBY BACK OF THE YEAR
CONNACHT RUGBY FAN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR*
Fans can vote for their Player of the Year here - https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/form/daikvs
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