Thursday, May 23, 2013

IRUPA awards

Rubgy Ball: 1. Robbie Henshaw and Sophie Marren; 2. Johnny Sexton and Nick Williams; 3. Louise Jenning and Thomasina Connell. (Pix. LF / Photocall)

The Hibernia College IRUPA Rugby Players’ Awards 2013 took place at the Burlington Hotel. The ultimate accolade of Hibernia College Player’s Player of the year 2013 went to Ulster No. 8 Nick Williams. Guests on the night included rugby stars such as Brian O’Driscoll, Rob Kearney, Leo Cullen, Simon Zebo, Cian Healy, Paul O’Connell and many more.

Newly appointed Irish rugby coach Joe Schmidt was also in attendance as well as former Irish and Leinster rugby star Denis Hickie who was inducted into the IRUPA BNY Mellon IRUPA Hall of Fame 2013.  Chief Executive of IRUPA Omar Hassanein greeted guests along with President and founder of Hibernia College Dr. Sean Rowland, and rugby legend Ben Kay MC'd the night where Irish rugby players from different provinces were celebrated for their outstanding performances throughout the year.

Guests enjoyed a Heineken and Wolf Blass reception before the awards ceremony and all the winners receive an inscribed Citizen Skyhawk watch kindly provided by Fields Jewellers.