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Ulster trio up for recognition after nominations for Irish Players Awards

Ulster's Darren Cave
Ulster's Darren Cave
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By Adam McKendry

Ulster's Will Addison, Darren Cave and Jacob Stockdale have all been nominated for awards at the upcoming Irish Rugby Players Awards.

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After a brilliant season for Ulster, some of their players' individual performances have also been recognised as the trio go for four awards on the night.

Stockdale accounts for two of those, the superstar winger up for both the Young Player of the Year award and the Try of the Year award for his score in the famous win over the All Blacks.

Despite missing a large portion of the season, Addison is in the running for Supporters' Player of the Year having made a massive impact at Kingspan Stadium since his arrival from Sale.

And Cave has been nominated for the Medal of Excellence, which is awarded to the individual who has shown exceptional commitment to the game of rugby both on and off the field.

Leinster's James Ryan leads the way at the awards night as he's in the mix for three awards: the Players' Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Supporters' Player of the Year.

Munster's Tadhg Beirne, Connacht's Jack Carty and Leinster's Jordan Larmour are all up for two awards, while for the first time there will be an award for the Irish Sevens Player of the Year.

The awards ceremony will be on Wednesday May 15 at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin.


Players' Player of the Year: Tadhg Beirne (Munster), Jack Carty (Connacht), Peter O'Mahony (Munster), James Ryan (Leinster)

Young Player of the Year: Jordan Larmour (Leinster), James Ryan (Leinster), Jacob Stockdale (Ulster)

Try of the Year: Keith Earls (Ireland v France, Six Nations), Jordan Larmour (Ireland v Italy, Rugby Weekend), Jacob Stockdale (Ireland v All Blacks, Guinness Series)

Supporters' Player of the Year: Will Addison (Ulster), Tadhg Beirne (Munster), Jack Carty (Connacht), Cian Healy (Leinster), James Lowe (Leinster), James Ryan (Leinster)

Women's Player of the Year: Anna Caplice (Richmond), Eimear Considine (Munster), Ciara Griffin (Munster)

Moment of the Year: Will be revealed on the night

Medal for Excellence: Darren Cave (Ulster), Rhys Ruddock (Leinster), James Tracy (Leinster)

Women's Sevens Player of the Year: Louise Galvin, Lucy Mulhall, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe

Men's Sevens Player of the Year: Jordan Conroy, Terry Kennedy, Adam Leavy

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