Legends of Irish rugby

The Zurich Irish Rugby Players’ Awards, one of the biggest nights in Irish sport, takes place tonight. Some legends of the game have taken home the prestigious Players' Player of the Year title... who will join them?

The Zurich Irish Rugby Players’ Awards is a celebration of the cream of Irish rugby, a night where rugby players throughout the country are recognised for their achievements.

Last year winners included Jacob Stockdale, Claire Molloy and Brian O’Driscoll; with Jack McGrath picking up an award for his efforts as an ambassador for the Rugby Players Ireland and Zurich ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ initiative.

Keith Earls was awarded the title of Zurich Players’ Player of the Year 2018 by his fellow players and this year’s nominees will be hoping to take home the award. The 2019 nominess are: Tadhg Beirne, Jack Carty, Peter O’Mahony and James Ryan.

Nominees in the other award categories include:

BNY Mellon Women's XVs Player of the Year: 

Anna Caplice, Eimear Considine, CIara Griffin                      

Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year:

Jordan Larmour, James Ryan, Jacob Stockdale

Volkswagen Try of the Year:                      

Keith Earls (Ireland v France, Guinness Six Nations), Jordan Larmour (Ireland v Italy #3, The Rugby Weekend, Chicago), Jacob Stockdale (Ireland v New Zealand, Guinness November Series)

Virgin Media Supporters' Player of the Year:

Will Addison, Tadhg Beirne, Jack Carty, Cian Healy, James Lowe, James Ryan

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort Moment of the Year:

Voted by the public on Twitter using #DruidsMoment19, the Rugby Moment of the Year will be unveiled at the Awards ceremony on Wednesday 15th May 2019. 

Vodafone Medal for Excellence:

Darren Cave, Rhys Ruddock, James Tracy

iZest Women's 7s Player of the Year:

Louise Galvin, Lucy Mulhall, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe

AIB Men's 7s Player of the Year:

Jordan Conroy, Terry Kennedy, Adam Leavy

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