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Stander and Daly claim Munster rugby player awards for displays last season

Garrett Fitzgerald has been posthumously inducted into the Munster Rugby Hall of Fame.

CJ Stander in action for Munster against Edinburgh recently.
CJ Stander in action for Munster against Edinburgh recently.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

CJ STANDER HAS been awarded the Munster Player of the Year award for a third time while Shane Daly has bagged the Young Player honour.

Stander has been honoured for a record third time in six years. The 30-year-old made 11 starts during the 2019-20 season, captaining the province on two occasions and stood out with his player of the match performance against Saracens

In making 11 starts, the 30-year-old captained the province on two occasions and produced a player of the match performance against Saracens in Thomond Park in December.

Daly enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in his first year as a member of the senior squad. He started 13 of his 14 appearances on the wing and full-back while also making his Champions Cup debut against Racing 92 in January.

munsters-shane-daly Munster player Shane Daly. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Garrett Fitzgerald has been posthumously inducted into the Munster Rugby Hall of Fame after his major contribution to the province. He filled the role of CEO from 1999 to 2019, the longest-serving provincial chief executive in Irish rugby.

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Sarah Quin from UL Bohemians won the Women’s Player of the Year Award. Making her debut for Munster in 2018, Quin had began her career with Young Munster before moving to Richmond and then stepping up in the AIL with UL Bohs.

Here’s the full list of the award winners:

  • Hall of Fame - Garrett Fitzgerald
  • Men’s Player - CJ Stander
  • Women’s Player – Sarah Quin
  • Young Player – Shane Daly
  • Academy Player – Jack O’Sullivan
  • Referee – Eoghan Cross
  • Senior Club – Cork Constitution
  • Junior Club – Kilfeacle & District 
  • School – CBC Cork
  • Club Youth Section – Killarney
  • Club Mini Section – Clonakilty

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