Domestic rugby’s finest to be recognised through virtual awards

Domestic rugby’s finest to be recognised through virtual awards

Ulster Rugby will be recognising and celebrating the best of the domestic game across the province with a week-long virtual awards ceremony.

Beginning on Monday 22 June, we will have different award categories each day. Nominees will be revealed on the club’s official Facebook and Twitter channels each morning, with the winners being unveiled on our social media channels in the evening.

Gary Leslie, IRFU Ulster Branch President, commented:

“Unfortunately we are not in a position this year to hold our usual end-of-season awards ceremony, which is eagerly anticipated by those involved in both the professional and domestic game. However, it is important that we still acknowledge the outstanding performances and contributions of those involved in club and school rugby, in what was a season prematurely cancelled due to the onset of coronavirus.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate those who did achieve some form of success on the rugby pitches this season, and also to thank all the superb volunteers for their ongoing service to our game.

“All our domestic rugby award winners are well deserved and I send them my warmest congratulations. I look forward to hopefully seeing you all again soon, when it is safe for rugby to resume.”

The lineup of domestic rugby awards is as follows:

Monday 22 June

  • Referee of the Year (Winner only)
  • Dorrington B Faulkner (Services to Rugby) Award (Winner Only)

Tuesday 23 June

  • Ulster Carpets Youth Player of the Year

Wednesday 24 June

  • Deloitte Ulster U18 Girls Player of the Year

Thursday 25 June

  • Danske Bank Girls Schools’ Player of the Year
  • Danske Bank Boys Schools’ Player of the Year

Friday 26 June

  • Ken Goodall Club Player of the Year


The Ulster Men’s, Women’s and Academy team awards will take place at a later date.