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# Player of the Year

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Ireland's 2022 World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year delighted to back
Terry Kennedy recently opted to take an extended break from a set-up that he had been a part of since 2015.
This year
Bundee's remarkable turnaround completed by POTY nomination
The 33-year-old had a rocky start to 2023 but was spectacularly good in the World Cup.
Haaland and Bonmati win Player of the Year prizes
Pep Guardiola won the men’s coach of the year award after leading City to the treble.
Ireland star Molumby wins West Brom player-of-the-season award
It comes on the back of an impressive campaign for the 23-year-old, making 46 appearances in all competitions and scoring four goals.
Last year
Jones: Women's players facing 'tough decisions' around IRFU contract offers
Ireland hooker Neve Jones was last night named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland women’s player of the year.
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).
Ireland will have 'huge confidence' going into the Six Nations - Henshaw
The Leinster man centre been named Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.
All time
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.
Georgie Kelly and Stephen Bradley among the winners at PFAI awards
Gavin Bazunu and Dawson Devoy were also among those recognised.
Dupont named Top 14 Player of the Year after leading Toulouse to historic double
The French scrum-half succeeds Cheslin Kobe in claiming the award.
Ireland goalkeeper Moloney scoops Player of the Year double at Reading
The Royals number one was named Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year.
Wes Hoolahan included in team of the season but misses out on Player of the Year gong
The former Ireland international has enjoyed a superb season with Cambridge.
Ringrose set for return from injury ahead of Ireland's Six Nations campaign
The Leinster man has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Men’s Player of the Year.
'Without disrespecting the First Division, you know you're not getting looked at'
Mark Doyle is hoping to continue to impress in the top flight with Drogheda.
Last year's winner Byrne up for PFAI Player of the Year with Lopes and Grant
Bohs winger Danny Grant has also been nominated for the Young Player of the Year award alongside team-mate Dawson Devoy and Brandon Kavanagh of Shamrock Rovers.
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.
Mayo star Rowe named AFLW Irish Player of the Year
The Collingwood player came out on top ahead of Aisling McCarthy and Cora Staunton.
Springboks star nearly lost leg after freak injury
Pieter-Steph du Toit suffered a haematoma, a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissue.
Jordan Henderson 'the leading candidate' for Player of the Year award
Andy Robertson believes his Liverpool team-mate deserves the accolade.
Poll: The best Irish rugby player of 2019
Have your say on who was the best Irish rugby player over the past 12 months.
Dublin's Cluxton and Tipperary's Callanan are crowned 2019 GAA Player of the Year winners
This year’s All-Ireland winning captains were honoured tonight.
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.
How Bray's local hero fell in love with football again
One year on from having to pay for his own knee operation, Hugh Douglas is thriving.
Irish defender lands Celtic's 2018/19 Player of the Year award
Dubliner Keeva Keenan was rewarded for her excellent form last night.
'The next big thing is the Six Nations. We’re not thinking about the World Cup'
Johnny Sexton was named Guinness Rugby Writers Player of the Year last night.
Dundalk trio will battle it out for PFAI Player of the Year
Pat Hoban, Chris Shields and Michael Duffy have been named on the three-man shortlist, while the Premier Division Team of the Year has also been revealed.
No room for Neymar as Fifa name 10 Player of the Year contenders
Don’t worry, Kylian Mbappe, Mo Salah and Raphael Varane all made the cut this time.
Ireland international Madigan up for Championship Player of the Year
The 32-times capped out-half was instrumental as Pat Lam’s Bristol earned promotion.
Beauden Barrett and Owen Farrell among 5 nominees for World Rugby player of the year
The New Zealand fly-half, given the award in 2016, is looking to emulate flanker McCaw’s feat of 2009 and 2010.
Buffon sandwiched between Ronaldo and Messi on three-man Uefa Player of the Year shortlist
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made it into the top 10, meanwhile.
Former England international and 2011 Player of the Year retires
Scott Parker is ending an illustrious career in football.
Tyler Bleyendaal emerges as a doubt for Munster's Pro12 semi-final
Meanwhile, Rassie Erasmus paid tribute to his backroom staff after winning Pro12 coach of the season.
Here are the 6 players in the running for the PFA Player of the Year award
Who’ll follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Riyad Mahrez?
Irish teen sensation in the running for European badminton young player of the year
Nhat Nguyen and four others have been recognised by the sport’s governing body.
Shels pair cap memorable 12 months with Player of the Year double
The superb form of Noelle Murray and Leanne Kiernan has been recognised by the WNL.
O’Neill and Coleman had different views on Ronaldo in their Fifa award votes
The Portuguese star walked away with another award in Zurich last night.
Major boost for Dundalk as Player of the Year nominee signs new deal
Despite rumoured interest from elsewhere, Stephen O’Donnell has committed to the Lilywhites for the 2017 and 2018 campaigns.
'I wished I had never played Ronaldo against Man United'
The former Sporting boss, now in charge of Portugal, put the Real Madrid forward on the road to Old Trafford.
Waterford’s Stephen Bennett named U21 player of the year
Meanwhile, Meath’s Gavin McGowan claimed the Player of the Year award for the ‘B’ championship.
'I had a rubbish year at Chelsea but I never wanted Mourinho fired'
The Belgium international says he has bounced back well after a poor season with the Blue.