Man of the Year: The votes poured in and these are your five finalists


Social activist, sportsman, musician or simply sound AF, we asked you ladies to choose the guy who you think has provoked change, made a positive difference or lifted the nation’s spirits over the last 12 months. 

And woah, did you reply in your droves.

Over the course of the last month, thousands of votes poured in for our Man of the Year category, and without further ado, we give you your five finalists.

James Patrice

A native of Malahide, James Patrice has made serious waves across the social media scene over the last 12 months.

After initially starting off as a fashion blogger, James found his forte in the world of Snapchat, and has been entertaining the masses on the regular ever since.

Gavin James

Between his distinctive voice, soulful sound and chart-topping hits, Gavin James is one of the biggest names in the music industry right now.

Whether it's Nervous, Bitter Pill or his version of City of Stars, this singer/ songwriter just keeps knocking it out of the park.

Stephen James Smith

A veritable wordsmith, Stephen James Smith took the nation by storm in recent months with his poem My Ireland.

Reflecting on the various elements that help to comprise and define contemporary Ireland, Stephen tapped into the psyche of a nation and earned thousands of new fans in return.

Jack Reynor

Perhaps best known for his roles in What Richard Did, Sing Street and Free Fire, Jack Reynor's film career shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Talented, charming, and down-to-earth, it's no surprise Jack Reynor made it on your list.

Philly McMahon

Our fifth finalist comes in the form of Dublin GAA player Philly McMahon.

If you think the 29-year-old sport star deserves our coveted Man of the Year accolade, be sure to vote!