Zebo and O'Donnell the big winners at Munster Awards
CORK winger Simon Zebo has been named as Young Player of the Year at the Munster Rugby Awards today.
Receiving the award at a ceremony in Cork, he said it was great to do so well for Munster – but the broken foot he sustained had put a dampener on the season.
The Player of the Year award went to Tipperary flanker, Tommy O’Donnell, to the delight of his assembled family, parents Tom and Mary and brother Gearoid.
O’Donnell, who made his Munster debut back in 2007, said his award meant so much given that he had served an apprenticeship under the great David Wallace.
He was presented with the award by Editor of the Irish Independent Stephen Rae and Munster captain Doug Howlett.
Tributes were also paid at the event in Maryborough Hotel event to Marcus Horan (35) who has retired and veterans Ronan O’Gara (36) and Doug Howlett (35) whose 2014 participation in the Heineken Cup remains in doubt.