The social highlight of the season, the glamourous black-tie Star Ball, took place last Saturday in the Radisson Blu, St. Helen’s, Stillorgan.


One hundred and twenty guests attended the glittering evening which included drinks reception on the sundrenched patio, photos, a welcome by club president, Bobby O’Connor and an awards ceremony. The awards recognised the outstanding efforts of the First XV, Women’s First XV, J1s and U20s squads.

Player of the season awards:

First XV Player of the Season: Conor Dean

Women’s First XV Player of the Season: Romane Ariste

U20’s Player of the Season: Stephen Kennedy

J1’s Player of the Season: Peter Ford Collected by Joe Nolan


The inaugural Star Ball proved a wonderful evening where the First XV commanding win of the Energia AIL Div. 1 B, and promotion to Div. 1 A was celebrated, along with the Energia Club of Possibilities Award, recently bestowed on the club.

A huge thank you to the wonderful organising committee (pictured below) – Ronan Watters, Mick O’Gara, Mark Fogarty, Andrew Walsh, Myles Carey, Hugo Conway, Paul Conlon, with a particular nod to Rebecca Edgeworth and Catriona Pender, who facilitated a fantastic fun filled evening that enabled Club members to celebrate the club and the various achievements that have been accomplished this year.

Photos from the night can be found here