Ulster represented in Rugby Players Ireland Nominations

Ulster represented in Rugby Players Ireland Nominations

11 days ago

Players

Two Ulster players are among the nominees for the 2022 Rugby Players Ireland Awards.

Mike Lowry is on the shortlist for the Nevin Spence Men’s Young Player of the Year Award, while Neve Jones is in contention for the Whoop Women’s Young Player of the Year accolade.

European Player of the Year nominee, Lowry has had an outstanding season for Ulster, racking up points for the province in the United Rugby Championship and Heineken Champions Cup. 

In a season in which he has repeatedly been named among the top players across both competitions, including for metres made and defenders beaten, Lowry also made his brace-scoring Ireland debut in this year’s Guinness Six Nations versus Italy.

Neve Jones has had a superb season, starting in all five of Ireland’s TikTok Women’s Six Nations games – scoring two tries and topping Ireland’s table for turnovers won (6), and coming second for tackles made (79).

She received the TikTok Women’s Six Nations Player of the Match Award for her barnstorming performance in Ireland’s final game against Scotland at Kingspan Stadium a fortnight ago.

The Rugby Players Ireland Awards will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at the Clayton Hotel in Ballsbridge.

2022 RUGBY PLAYERS IRELAND AWARDS – NOMINATIONS LIST:

ACCENTURE MEN’S 15s PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Caelan Doris (Leinster)
Mack Hansen (Connacht)
Hugo Keenan (Leinster)
Josh van der Flier (Leinster)

ACCENTURE WOMEN’S 15s PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Linda Djougang (ASM Romagnat Rugby)
Eve Higgins (Railway Union)
Sam Monaghan (Wasps)

NEVIN SPENCE MEN’S 15s YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Michael Lowry (Ulster)
Cian Prendergast (Connacht)
Dan Sheehan (Leinster)

WHOOP WOMEN’s 15s YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Eve Higgins (Railway Union)
Neve Jones (Gloucester-Hartpury / Ulster)
Aoibheann Reilly (Blackrock College)

MSL MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERSHIPS’ MEN’S 15s TRY OF THE YEAR

Caelan Doris – Ireland v New Zealand, Autumn Nations Cup
Mack Hansen – Connacht v Vodacom Bulls, United Rugby Championship
Mack Hansen – Ireland v France, Guinness Six Nations

iZEST MARKETING WOMEN’S 15s TRY OF THE YEAR

Eve Higgins – Ireland v France, TikTok Women’s Six Nations
Eve Higgins – Ireland v Italy, TikTok Women’s Six Nations
Lindsay Peat – Ireland v USA, Autumn International

AIB CORPORATE BANKING MEN’S SEVENS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Terry Kennedy
Bryan Mollen
Andrew Smith

TRITONLAKE WOMEN’S SEVENS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Eve Higgins
Lucy Mulhall
Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe

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