Ryan lands Leinster player of the year
James Ryan was last night crowned the Leinster players' player of the year at an awards dinner in Dublin.
The Ireland second-row was voted in by his fellow professionals after another excellent season.
His former schoolmate and Ireland U-20 colleague Max Deegan was voted young player of the year, while Sean Cronin was voted fans' player of the year.
St Michael's College were voted school of the year, while Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge won the Irish Independent development school of the year award.
Dave Kearney won the Irish Independent try of the year award for his effort against Toulouse in round five of the Champions Cup, while Ireland manager and former out-half Paul Dean was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
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