At last night’s IRUPA Awards in Dublin, head coach Pat Lam and player Bundee Aki collected the award for Moment of the Year. The provinces win over Munster at Thomond Park in November 2015 was voted for by the public via Twitter.

The BNY Mellon Women’s Fifteens Player of the Year 2016, as voted by members of the Ireland squad, was presented to another Irish international debutant, Sene Naoupu, for her outstanding performances.

ZURICH IRUPA PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2016

Winner:                                   CJ STANDER            Munster

Nominations:

Robbie Henshaw                     Connacht
CJ Stander                               Munster
Jack McGrath                          Leinster
Rory Best                                 Ulster

NEVIN SPENCE YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2016

Winner:                                   Josh Van Der Flier                 Leinster

Nominations:

Josh Van Der Flier                   Leinster
Stuart McCloskey                    Ulster
Gary Ringrose                         Leinster 

VOLKSWAGEN TRY OF YEAR 2016

Winner: Jamie Heaslip           Ireland v Italy RBS 6 Nations

Nominations:

Craig Gilroy                             Ulster v Scarlets                      Guinness Pro12
Jamie Heaslip                          Ireland v Italy                         RBS 6 Nations
Matt Healy                               Connacht v Grenoble              Challenge Cup

 

Vodafone Medal for Excellence 2016

Winner:                                   Isaac Boss                               Leinster 

Nominations:
Isaac Boss                               Leinster
Ronan Loughney                     Connacht
John Muldoon                          Connacht

 

BNY MELLON IRUPA HALL OF FAME 2016

Inducted:                                 Ronan O’Gara                       Munster

The IRISH TIMES SUPPORTERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2016

Winner:                                   CJ Stander                  Munster

 

POWERSCOURT HOTEL RESORT & SPA MOMENT OF THE YEAR 2016

Ireland winning the RBS Six Nations Title as voted by the public on Twitter @PowerscourtHtl #PHMoment16.

Winner:                        Connacht’s victory over Munster in Thomand Park

 

BNY MELLON WOMEN’S FIFTEENS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2016

Sene Naoupu

 

WOMEN’S SEVENS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2016

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe

 

ZURICH CONTRIBUTION TO IRISH SOCIETY 2016

Niall Breslin

 

 

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