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# Award

Last week
21st May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# Star Man
Dan Sheehan lands URC Player of the Season award
The Leinster hooker has been named BKT URC Players’ Player of the Season for 2022/23.
Last year
# National Hero
Katie Taylor wins RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
Boxer picks up award for the third time.
# Cameron McJannet
Derry City star named November player of the month after FAI Cup win
The Derry City star’s two goals in the 4-0 win over Shelbourne ensured he took the accolade.
# Award
Laois sharpshooter named Player of the Month for June
Erone Fitzpatrick has been in glittering form for the O’Moore county.
# Award
Cullen named URC Coach of the Year
The Leinster head coach says the season didn’t end the way he would have liked, after they missed out on a spot in this weekend’s final.
# Take a Bow
Leinster's Josh van der Flier wins European rugby player of the year award
The Ireland back-row forward follows in the footsteps of Sean O’Brien (2011) and Rob Kearney (2012).
# Mo Salah
Salah crowned FWA Footballer of the Year
Sam Kerr won the women’s award.
# Award
Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy
The award is named after Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles In Courage.
All time
# Award
Campaigner Vicky Phelan to be awarded the Freedom of Limerick
A special meeting of Limerick City and County Council today saw unanimous agreement with the Mayor’s nomination.
# top gong
France's Antoine Dupont named World Rugby player of the year
Meanwhile, England’s Zoe Aldcroft has won the women’s player of the year award.
# Prolific
Ireland U21 striker Whelan named November's Player of the Month after netting 25 goals in 2021
The Kilkenny native helped the Students win promotion back to the top flight.
# Award
Ulster's Coetzee named Pro14 Players' Player of the Season
The Springbok has been voted the top performer in this year’s tournament.
# francis mcmanus award
Have your work featured on thanks to RTÉ's short story competition
This year’s judges are Lisa McInerney, Declan Hughes and Lisa Caldwell.
# stardust podcast's Stardust wins prestigious Mary Raftery Prize
This is the third major award the six-part podcast series has won.
# Shortlist
One Irish author on shortlist for €100k International Dublin Literary award
Three of the shortlisted novels are in translation.
# Award
De Bruyne named Premier League Player of the Season ahead of Henderson
The Belgian recorded 13 goals and 20 assists in the 2019/20 campaign.
# Award
Klopp named LMA Manager of the Year
‘I’ll forgive you for waking me up at 3.30am to tell me you have won the league,’ former Man United boss Alex Ferguson told the German.
# Honour
Fr Brian D'Arcy receives OBE at Buckingham Palace
D’Arcy said he would celebrate by going for fish and chips with his family.
# Have your say
Shortlist for 2019 RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year unveiled - who should win?
11 rising stars have been nominated for the award.
# Influence
The Augustinian brother who became a pioneering figure for women's soccer in Ireland
Bernard Twomey on devoting much of his life to the beautiful game.
# Shortlist
21-year-old Tom Curry among nominees for World Rugby Player of the Year
Ardie Savea, Alun Wyn Jones, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Cheslin Kolbe, and Joe Taufete’e are also up for the award.
# Award
Parisse and Perenara among nominees for World Rugby Try of the Year
Meanwhile, the shortlist for the Breakthrough Player of the Year has also been announced.
# Award
Modric and Neymar miss out on Ballon D'Or shortlist
Megan Rapinoe is the favourite to win the women’s award.
RTÉ Radio 1 short story award winner: 'Honey Days'
Read the overall winner of this year’s RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Award, in memory of Francis McManus.
# Dutch Gold
Virgil van Dijk pips Messi and Ronaldo to Uefa Men's Player of the Year award
The defender’s displays in Liverpool’s Champions League success have been recognised with the prize.
# An Post
Game of Thrones author George R R Martin receives An Post book award in Dublin
Previous award winners include David Walliams and Jilly Cooper.
# Award
Irish author Kevin Barry longlisted for Booker Prize
Barry is longlisted for his novel Night Boat to Tangier.
# emily ruskovich
Living in a remote house on a mountain inspired this €100k-winning novel about a murder
Idaho is inspired by author Emily Ruskovich’s childhood.
# literary award
American author Emily Ruskovich wins Dublin literary award worth €100,000
The International Dublin Literary Award is organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council.
# Award
The42's Emma Duffy wins 20x20 award for excellence in journalism on Women in Sport
Interview with teenage soccer star Isibeal Atkinson wins April prize.
# feeling 22
Bohemians keeper and ex-Sunderland youth lands Player of the Month award
James Talbot has seen his excellent form and flying start at the Dublin club recognised.
# Hoop Dreams
Irish defender lands Celtic's 2018/19 Player of the Year award
Dubliner Keeva Keenan was rewarded for her excellent form last night.
# nina cried power
Hozier nominated for prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award
Also nominated are Alex Turner and Ben Howard.
# Dublin
Christy Dignam and Norah Casey among recipients of 2019 Lord Mayor award
Sportstar Philly McMahon and broadcaster Joe Duffy are among previous winners of the award.
# lovely gesture
'Loads of girls on our team had previously suffered from mental health issues - I wanted to help them'
Mayo and Collingwood star Sarah Rowe on her recent AFLW award and subsequent donation to charity, and her plans going forward.
# Movies
Barry Keoghan and Jessie Buckley both nominated for Bafta Rising Star Award
The pair are joined by three other actors in the nominations: Cynthia Erivo, Lakeith Stanfield and Letita Wright.
N7 workers who were treated "appallingly" by employers awarded more than €1m
“It beggars belief that their ordeal could have lasted for so long,” Judge Carmel Stewart said.
# Clare
Woman who took domestic abuse survivors into her home receives volunteering award
Mary Fitzgerald founded Clare Haven Services.
# top of his game
Cork's Alan Kelly named MLS Referee of the Year for third time in four years
The 43-year-old served as a League of Ireland referee for 15 years but moved to the USA in 2014.
# And the award goes to
Sexton, Taylor and Fenton among longlist for 2018 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
23 nominees across several sports have made the longlist for the award and the shortlist will be revealed next month.