Garrett Fitzgerald And Louise Galvin Among RWI Award Winners
22nd January 2021 By The Editor
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.
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