Shortlist revealed for Heineken Ulster Rugby Awards

Shortlist revealed for Heineken Ulster Rugby Awards

The nominees have been announced ahead of the annual Heineken Ulster Rugby Awards Dinner, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast on Thursday 9th May.

Marcell Coetzee and Stuart McCloskey lead the way with three nominations each, with both players in contention for the prestigious Bank of Ireland Player of the Year award.

Robert Baloucoune, Michael Lowry and Eric O’Sullivan are each shortlisted for two awards, highlighting the impact young players have made for the senior side this season.

Neve Jones, Maeve Liston and Claire McLaughlin will contend the Deloitte Ulster Women’s Player of the Year award.

In total there will be 18 awards at the event, which celebrates all levels of rugby in Ulster. An award for Danske Bank Girls Schools Player of the Year will be presented for the first time.

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2019 HEINEKEN ULSTER RUGBY AWARDS DINNER NOMINEES:

Ulster Carpets Youth Player of the Year
Phil Campbell (Ballymena RFC)
Ben Moxham (Ballymena RFC)
Matthew Sands (City of Armagh RFC)

Danske Bank Boys Schools Player of the Year
Nathan Doak (Wallace High School)
Conor Rankin (Campbell College Belfast)
Tom Stewart (Belfast Royal Academy)

Danske Bank Girls Schools Player of the Year
Mya Alcorn (Loreto Letterkenny)
India Daley (Enniskillen Royal Grammar School)
Zara Flack (Enniskillen Royal Grammar School)

SONI Real Rugby Heroes Award (Adult Category)
Victor Kearney (Donegal Town RFC)
David Workman (Ballynahinch RFC)

SONI Real Rugby Heroes Award (Youth Category)
Heather Thornton (Rainey Old Boys RFC)
Jeremy Worth (Letterkenny RFC)

Dorrington B Faulkner Award
Recipient be announced at the event

Ken Goodall Club Player of the Year
Ross Adair (Ballynahinch RFC)
Conall Boomer (Ballynahinch RFC)
Neil Faloon (City of Armagh RFC)

Kerr’s Tyres Referee of the Year
Recipient be announced at the event

Kukri Sports Club of the Year
Enniskillen RFC
Queen’s University RFC
Rainey Old Boys RFC

Ulster U18 Girls Player of the Year
Katie Hetherington (Cooke RFC)
Kelly McCormill (Cooke RFC)
Lisa Mullen (Virginia RFC)

Abbey Insurance Academy Player of the Year
Robert Baloucoune
Angus Kernohan
Michael Lowry

CD Group Ulster A Player of the Year
Zack McCall
Clive Ross
Aaron Sexton

URSC Player of the Year
Marcell Coetzee
Stuart McCloskey
Jacob Stockdale

Rugby Writers’ Player of the Year
Marcell Coetzee
Stuart McCloskey
Eric O’Sullivan

BT Young Player of the Year
Robert Baloucoune
Michael Lowry
Eric O’Sullivan

Deloitte Ulster Women’s Player of the Year
Neve Jones (Malone RFC)
Maeve Liston (Cooke RFC)
Claire McLaughlin (Old Belvedere RFC)

Bank of Ireland Player of the Year
Marcell Coetzee
Stuart McCloskey
Marty Moore

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