Tonight’s Annual Gala awards event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

Posted : 11th May 2019 at 12:19:42

The following awards will be presented at the club's annual gala awards evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge this evening.

UTV’s Ruth Gorman will be compère and Tim McGarry the comedian at an event where the Premier League and League cup trophies will be proudly on display.

Goal of the season award

This award is sponsored by Technical Metals and the winner will receive and keep one of four engraved crystal trophies that have been kindly provided by Linfield director Ronnie Morrison.

The award was presented last year to Jordan Stewart for his goal against La Fiorita of San Marino.

Billy Meikle memorial award

The late Linfield director Billy Meikle passed away in Spain on January 13 five years ago and his son and Linfield Vice President Glenn Meikle presented this award to the club in honour of his father. It's nominated for by a panel of local supporters clubs and is awarded each year to a Linfield player who displayed the traditional never say die, fight for the shirt qualities that the late Billy Meikle so greatly admired.

The award winner will receive the Billy Meikle trophy plus an award provided by Glenn for the player to keep.

Glenn will be in attendance to make the presentation. In the past 2 years the award was presented to Mark Stafford.

Bobby Braithwaite memorial young player of the year award

The Seven Trophy legend Bobby Braithwaite passed away in South Africa on October 14 four years ago and his son Paul has donated a beautiful trophy in the shape of the map of Africa to be presented to the winner of this award.

The winner will also receive and keep one of four engraved crystal trophies that have been kindly provided by Linfield director Ronnie Morrison.

Last year’s winner was Alex Moore.

Malcolm Brodie memorial Players’ Player of the year award

This award is named in honour of the legendary former sports editor of the Belfast Telegraph, Dr Malcolm Brodie MBE who passed away on January 27, five years ago.

The trophy was presented to the club by Malcolm's family and will be presented to the player who the players have voted for as their Player of the year.

This award is kindly sponsored by the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Last year’s winner was Kirk Millar

Torrans Trophy

This is the 12th time this award will be presented and the second time at this awards event. Which Linfield player will follow in the famous footsteps of the all time legends of the club - Bailie, McGaughey, Dickson, Andrews, Rafferty, Ferguson, Dunlop, Braithwaite, Russell, Murray and Pavis.

The trophy is named after John Torrans, one of the founders of the club and is recognised as being the club's equivalent of induction of a legend into the club's Hall of Fame.

Linfield merit award

This award was introduced two years ago and presented in recognition of outstanding service over a long period of time. The first winner was Andy Kerr MBE and last year’s winner was Billy Kennedy.

This year's winner will receive and keep one of four beautifully engraved crystal trophies that have been kindly provided by Linfield director Ronnie Morrison.

Linfield fc.com Player of the year award

The main Player of the Year award is voted for by supporters via the official Linfield website and literally hundreds of supporters vote each year.

Who will follow in the footsteps of Munster, BJ Burns, Gault, Watson, Mulgrew, Waterworth, Aaron Burns, Callacher, Carroll and last year's winner Kirk Millar.

The winning player will receive the hugely prestigious cup. He will also receive and keep one of four engraved crystal trophies that have been kindly provided by Linfield director Ronnie Morrison.

This award is also sponsored by Ronnie Morrison who also sponsors the Linfield Player of the Match awards at every home league game of Linfield FC and Linfield Ladies FC,

The nominees are Chris Casement, Jimmy Callacher, Jamie Mulgrew, Andrew Waterworth, Jordan Stewart and Josh Robinson.

There will be several very special guests in attendance. These include George Dunlop, Martin McGaughey, Alan Fraser, John Garrett, Frankie Parkes and Roy Walsh

3 supporters clubs are also presenting their awards and there will be a ballot with great prizes on offer.

There will be full coverage on Linfieldfc.com of the award winners, including photos by Colin McMaster

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