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Robbie Henshaw can't stop winning Player of the Year awards

The 21-year-old collected two more prizes at Connacht’s awards ball last night.

ROBBIE HENSHAW LAST night won the Connacht Rugby Players’ Player of the Year and Connacht Rugby Fans’ Player of the Year honours at the province’s annual awards ball in Galway.

Robbie Henshaw and Sophie Marron Henshaw with Sophie Marron at last night's awards ball. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Last week, the 21-year-old also scooped the Young Player of the Year and Try of the Year prizes at the IRUPA’s awards night in Dublin. Furthermore, Henshaw was named in the Guinness Pro12 Dream Team for his performances in the league this season.

Henshaw had a brilliant breakthrough campaign at international level, starting all five of Ireland’s games as Joe Schmidt’s side won the Six Nations for a second consecutive season.

To be voted for by the fans is brilliant and I’m delighted with the award,” said Henshaw.

“We have the best supporters in Connacht and I really appreciate all their support of me and the team, especially the way they turn out in numbers at the Sportsground week in week out.

“Winning the Players’ Player award is something very special to me. I’ve had a fantastic year and to be acknowledged by my Connacht teammates for helping the team in what has been a great season is just massive.”

Robbie Henshaw Henshaw with one of his two prizes on the night. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Meanwhile, prolific wing Matt Healy was named Back of the Year and highly promising loosehead prop Denis Buckley picked up the Forward of the Year honour. In-form second row Aly Muldowney was selected as the  Team Man of the Year.

Kieran Marmion’s solo effort against Leinster back in September won him the Try of the Year gong, while Eoghan Masterson was named Academy Player of the Year. Grainne Egan and Emma Clearly collected the top prizes for women’s rugby.

Full list of winners at the 2015 Connacht awards

U18 Club Player of the Year: Luke Carty, Buccaneers RFC

U18 School Player of the Year: Cillian Gallagher, Summerhill Sligo

U19 Player of the Year: Conan O’Donnell

U20 Player of the Year: Rory Moloney

Women’s Club Player of the Year: Emma Cleary, Galwegians RFC

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Women’s Player of the Year: Grainne Egan

Coach of the Year: Dave Purcell, CBS Roscommon

Club of the Year: Sligo RFC

Referee of the Year: David Connolly

Volunteer of the Year: Padraic McGann, Monivea RFC

Junior Club Player of the Year: Dave McDonagh, Connemara RFC

Senior Club Player of the Year: Martin Cummins, Galwegians RFC

Academy Player of the Year: Eoghan Masterson

Forward of the Year: Denis Buckley

Back of the Year: Matt Healy

Try of the Year: Kieran Marmion, v Leinster, September 2014

Team Man of the Year: Aly Muldowney

Fans’ Player of the Year: Robbie Henshaw

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