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Ed Joyce scoops men's player of the year prize at RSA Cricket Ireland awards

Updated: Saturday, 12 Oct 2013 14:39 | Comments

Ed Joyce and Isobel Joyce
Ed Joyce and Isobel Joyce

Ed Joyce has been named as Ireland's International Men's Player of the Year at the RSA Cricket Ireland Awards.

The 35-year-old Sussex captain beat off the challenge of fellow Irish stars William Porterfield and Max Sorensen to lift the top prize at the awards held in Dublin.

Ed’s sister Isobel completed a memorable night for the Joyce family by being named the International Women's Player of the Year ahead of Clare Shillington and Laura Delany.

Joyce became the second Irish woman to reach the 100 caps milestone, and starred as Ireland defeated The Netherlands to qualify for the Women's ICC World Twenty20 finals in Bangladesh next April.

Among the other award winners was John Anderson, who collected the Aengus Fanning International Emerging Player of the Year accolade following his successful season in Irish colours, pipping Eddie Richardson and Elena Tice.

RSA’s CEO Philip Smith said: "Congratulations and well done to all of the award nominees and winners.

“It's a proud night for Irish Cricket and for the growing number of players, officials and volunteers from across the country who have generated tremendous momentum for the sport on the domestic and international stages.”

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