Volunteers recognised for going above call of duty
Published 06/05/2016 | 02:30
The Munster Rugby Provincial Club and Volunteer Awards 2016, in conjunction with the IRFU, took place last Friday.
The purpose of the rewards were to recognise the efforts of volunteers and clubs who contribute to the smooth running of grassroots rugby throughout the province.
Munster Rugby contacted all Munster clubs last March to nominate a volunteer who they deemed to go above and beyond the call of duty for the love of the game and their club.
Equally, the Club Awards were open to all affiliated clubs who have shown initiative, commitment and innovation in their respective categories.
Munster Rugby president Bertie Smith said: "The volunteer is the lifeblood of the club game. Tonight we have presented awards to people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make their club better places."
Young Volunteer of the Year: Emma Cashman (Midleton RFC)
Inspirational Volunteer of the Year: Andy Nevin (Garryowen FC
Inclusion Club of the Year: Mallow Barbarians (Breda Corcoran, Mallow)
Inclusion Club of the Year: Barbarians (Ben Henry, Mallow RFC)
Volunteer of the Year: Jude Kissane (Clanwilliam FC)
Community Club of the Year: Pat Monaghan (Old Crescent RFC)