This annual event celebrates the best of rugby in the province, from the Domestic game right up to the main award of the day - Munster Rugby Senior Player of the Year. The awards recognise individual feats in the sport in Munster, as well as the achievements of clubs and schools both on and off the pitch. Eleven diverse categories will be honoured, ranging from Munster Player and Young Player of the Year through to up-and-coming Academy talent, women's rugby, referees, schools and clubs.
Garrett Fitzgerald, CEO Munster Rugby said "Munster Rugby are pleased to be hosting the 8th annual Munster Rugby Awards, in association with the Irish Independent. It is always a fantastic occasion and we look forward to celebrating another strong year for all levels of rugby in Munster. Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind provide an invaluable service and we are delighted to be able to partner with them and hopefully make a difference to their ongoing fundraising efforts at the event."
Sinead O'Keeffe, Commercial Manager for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind said "We are absolutely thrilled to be the charity partner at the Munster Rugby Awards. Irish Guide Dogs is reliant on the generosity of the public so this support helps us do give independence and mobility to people who are vision impaired and children with autism. We have worked closely with many Munster Rugby players who have helped us promote events and initiatives and we are delighted to be developing that partnership further."
Geoff Lyons, Marketing Director, Independent News and Media "The Irish Independent's relationship with Munster Rugby has been going from strength to strength and we are pleased to mark this through the annual Munster Rugby Awards. As Munster progress toward the business end of the season, we look forward to rewarding all those who have made this season so memorable so far across all levels of rugby within the province. The Irish Independent are also long time partners with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and we are thrilled to be supporting them at the Awards."
Cost: €650 per table
• Table of ten
• Pre-event drinks reception sponsored by Diageo
• 3 Course Meal in the Maryborough Hotel & Spa
• MC - Former Munster, Ireland & British & Irish Lions player and Manager Donal Lenihan
• All guests will receive 2 match tickets for Munster Rugby's pre-season game in Thomond Park in August (opposition and date TBC)
• There will also be a raffle of Munster Rugby prizes on the day with all proceeds going to the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
To book a place at this year's Munster Rugby Awards please contact Anthony Morrissey Sales Development Executive, M: 087-6202530, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind
If you would like to support Irish Guide Dogs please text WOOF to 57500 to donate €2.50. To find out more about how you can help please go to www.guidedogs.ie or call 1850 506300. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.