And the voting begins!
Over the coming weeks, Gaelic Life will be publishing the shortlist for the Camogie, Ladies Football, Hurling and Football teams along with all the remaining category nominees. It’s over to you to get voting for your favourite nominees and then the judges will make their final decisions on the All Star teams and category winners. The All Star teams will be announced in advance of the Gala Awards Night with further details to follow.
IN the space of seven years, the Gaelic Life Ulster Club All-stars have grown at an astonishing rate – but the 2017 version is set to be the biggest of them all.
Last year nearly 500 people attended a black-tie gala event at the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan, and it’s back to the Oriel county to celebrate all that is good about clubs in Ulster on January 12.
After the warm reception we received in recognising all 4 codes for the first time ever at last year’s ceremony the Gaelic Life Ulster Club All Stars are proud to announce we will once again recognise Ladies’ Football and Camogie alongside the Football and Hurling teams of the year.
The category awards from previous years will also remain whilst we will also find out the latest inductee into the Gaelic Life Hall of Fame. RTE’s Darragh Maloney will also be back to MC on the night.
As the awards have grown in stature, so has the operation – and Gaelic Life are extremely grateful to all the sponsors who are supporting this year.
Those sponsors congregated at the beautiful surroundings of the Moody Boar Restaurant last Friday morning for the official launch of the 2017 awards and North-West News Group sales and marketing director Ian Clarke thanked all who had supported the events since its inception.
“Gaelic Life and the North-West News Group are delighted to launch the seventh annual Ulster Club All Stars in association with theGAAstore.com,” he said.
“The initiative has become firmly established as part of the Ulster Club season with players of all codes rewarded for their hard work and success.
“We are once again delighted that theGAAstore.com have committed to principal sponsorship of the awards and also with the wide spread of category sponsors. “This year we will build on the success of last year’s awards and once again recognise all four codes.
“Full ticket details will be announced in the coming weeks for what’s expected to be a sell-out event. On behalf of all at Gaelic Life and the North-West News Group we wish all club representatives the best of luck in their pursuit of Ulster glory and ultimate All Star recognition.”
Ciaran Woods, marketing manager with theGAAstore.com, said that it was a privilege to once again be involved with the event in such a big way.
“We are delighted to once again take on the role of primary sponsors for the 2017 Ulster Club All-stars,” he said.
“We have been involved in this event for a number of years now, and the growth it has enjoyed is nothing short of phenomenal.
“Clubs, across all GAA codes, are the bread and butter of our business. They support us, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to support them and to help acknowledge their achievements.
“We are looking forward to another wonderful night, and given the excitement, the twists and turns, which the club championships of Ulster have already thrown up, we are surely set for another great event.”
Voting will open in the coming weeks, with the first shortlist – for camogie – to be revealed in the November 2 edition of Gaelic Life.