Buccaneers player Jordan Conroy was named Ulster Bank Division 1B Player of the Year at the fifth annual Ulster Bank League Awards in the Aviva Stadium last week.
The award caps off a fantastic debut season at the Athlone club. Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was on hand to present Conroy with his award.
Speaking at the awards, Maeve McMahon, director of customer experience and products at Ulster Bank, said: “Ulster Bank is extremely proud to support grassroots rugby in Ireland. We understand the commitment and dedication that players, coaches, and volunteers give to make their club the best it can be.
“All the nominees tonight are testament to the outstanding talent which has been displayed on countless occasions in clubs across the country throughout the season.”
IRFU president Stephen Hilditch commented: “The Ulster Bank League allows clubs to showcase their talent, their communities and the values rugby represents.
“These awards are a welcome recognition of the dedication and commitment of not just the players but the volunteers in our clubs that represent the bedrock of our game. On behalf of the IRFU I would like to congratulate the individual winners and their clubs and express our gratitude to Ulster Bank for their continuing support of our national club competition.”
“Our partnership with the IRFU for the past seven years has been extremely successful and we look forward to continuing our work together into next season.”
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