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10th IRUPA Rugby Players' Awards
Players choose Kearney as player of the year
Posted May 11, 2012 by Imagine Rugby News
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Rob Kearney has been voted the IRUPA Players’ Player of the Year by his fellow players at the 10th IRUPA Rugby Players’ Awards.
The Ireland and Leinster player also walked away with the Newstalk Supporters Players of the Year 2012 at The Burlington Hotel Dublin, which was attended by the Munster legend, John Hayes, who was inducted into the IRUPA Hall of Fame.
Munster’s Peter O’Mahony was also among those recognised when he was awarded the IRUPA Nature Valley Young Player 2012.
Kearney was delighted to receive the award. The full back said: "This is the first time I’ve received this award which has been voted for by my peers and I am overwhelmed to be honest that the other players in Ireland have chosen me."
As well as the honour of Player of the Year, all the winners receive an inscribed TW Steel watch from Fields Jewellers.
Twice nominated Craig Gilroy of Ulster picked up the IRUPA Volkswagen Try of the Year for his score against Munster in the Heineken Cup.