Rugby ball: 1. Jennifer Carroll & Hugo McNeill; 2. David Wallace and wife Aileen. (Pix. Leon Farrell)
IRUPA Rugby Players’ Awards 2012 took place in the Burlington Hotel recently. Guests on the night included Brian O’Driscoll, Rob Kearney, Brent Pope, Shane Jennings, Leo Cullen, Ronan O'Gara, John Hayes, Luke Fitzgerald, former Irish footballer Niall Quinn, RTE's Craig Doyle, rugby star Shane Byrne and new Chief Executive of IRUPA Omar Hassanein with his wife Bree.
Heineken and Wolf Blass provided the juice while rugby legend Martin Bayfield MC'd and Irish rugby players from different provinces were celebrated for their outstanding performances throughout the year. Ireland and Leinster star Rob Kearney, was voted the IRUPA Players’ Player of the Year.