Ronan O'Gara and Doug Howlett, two of four nominees named for the Munster Player of the Year
Ronan O'Gara and Doug Howlett, two of four nominees named for the Munster Player of the Year
2011 Munster Rugby Awards
5 May 2011, 11:16 am
By The Editor
As Munster battle it out with Connacht in the Magners League on Friday night Thomond Park will also play host to the annual Munster Rugby Awards in association with the Irish Examiner.
In recognising the professional and domestic game throughout the province a total of eleven awards will be presented on the night.

With awards spanning from Senior Club of the Year, Munster Player of the Year to Club Mini Section of the Year all aspects of the game of rugby will be honoured at the gala event in the main Thomond Suite.

Squad players not taking part in the Magners League tie will be in attendance and will join a large contingency of the wider Munster Rugby community as they acknowledge the numerous domestic achievements of season 2010/11.

Nominations for Munster Player of the Year include James Coughlan, Keith Earls, Doug Howlett and Ronan O'Gara. The players were nominated by fellow squad members in April and readers of the Irish Examiner were asked to text vote their preferred player.

Academy players nominated for Academy Player of the Year include Dave O'Callaghan (Dolphin backrow), Conor Murray (Garryowen scrumhalf), Cathal Sheridan (UL Bohs scrumhalf) and Mike Sherry (Garryowen hooker).

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