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Garrett Fitzgerald And Louise Galvin Among RWI Award Winners

22nd January 2021 By The Editor

Garrett Fitzgerald And Louise Galvin Among RWI Award Winners

The late Garrett Fitzgerald won the Tom Rooney award for his contribution to the sport of rugby

Former Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald and UL Bohemian club woman Louise Galvin were both honoured at this year’s Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland awards.

Former Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald and UL Bohemian club woman Louise Galvin were both honoured at this year’s Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland awards.

Fitzgerald, who sadly passed away in February 2020, received the Tom Rooney award which is granted to a person or club who made a significant contribution to the sport of rugby.

The longest-serving provincial chief executive in Irish rugby, Fitzgerald spearheaded the province’s rise in the professional era overseeing a 20-year period that produced the greatest days for the province, with successes on and off the field.

Galvin, who retired from international women’s 7s in October of last year, received the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s 7’s Player of the Year award.

Louise Galvin (centre) ©INPHO

The Kerry native amassed an incredible 96 World Series appearances for her country, scoring 22 tries during that time.

The full list of this year’s Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland award winners is below:

Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Award Winners

Men’s Player of The Year: Garry Ringrose

Women’s Player of the Year: Béibhinn Parsons

Tom Rooney Award: Garrett Fitzgerald

Dave Guiney Team of the Year: Leinster

Men’s 7s Player of the Year: Jordan Conroy

Women’s 7s Player of the Year: Louise Galvin

Club of the Year: Ballynahinch

Hall of Fame inductees: Trevor Ringland and Fiona Coghlan

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