Guests attending the Awards will also be able to support the Munster team on the night when they take on Connacht in the final round game of the Magners League. All funds raised will go towards the running of and development of the Munster Rugby Academy.
Speaking at the launch Garrett Fitzgerald, Munster Rugby CEO said "We are very pleased that The Irish Examiner have extended their sponsorship of the Munster Rugby Awards, for the fifth year, and are grateful to Tony Leen and his team for their support."
The purpose of the awards is to recognise individual performance in rugby in Munster, as well as the achievements of clubs and schools both on and off the pitch. Eleven diverse categories will be honoured on the night, ranging from Munster Player, Young Player and Academy Player of the Year including women's rugby, referees, schools and clubs."
Tony Leen, Sports Editor at The Irish Examiner said: The Irish Examiner is proud to be associated with such a prestigious event. Our continued support for the Munster Rugby Awards is a reflection of our own passion and commitment to rugby at all levels, from international to underage and to the all-important junior ranks."
In addition, event sponsors, The Irish Examiner will be running a competition in the build up to the Awards, asking their readers to vote for Munster's Player of the Year. Prizes include tickets to attend the Gala Awards evening, as well as the chance for a class to tour Thomond Park Stadium.
Supporters and business' can purchase a table or individual places for the awards dinner which include match tickets.
A table of ten costs €1,950 and can be purchased by contacting Brian Cheasty of Munster Rugby either by phone: 086-0446440 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org