Munster and Ireland great Anthony Foley has been inducted into the RTÉ/Sport Ireland Hall of Fame at the RTÉ Sport Awards.

Foley, the head coach of Munster, passed away suddenly in October, hours before his side were to play Racing 92 in the Champions Cup in Paris.

The robust backrow forward won 62 caps for Ireland, captaining the team on three occasions.

He also led Munster to the European title in 2006.

His sister Rosie Foley, a former Ireland rugby international herself, was on hand to accept the award on his behalf and spoke of the support her family had received in the wake of Anthony’s death.

"From our family we’d like to thank everybody," she said. "Our family has been supported by neighbours, friends, our local community, the wider sporting community, the wider sporting community and across the world.

"Thank you is all we can say."

Elsewhere on the night, Conor McGregor was the RTÉ Sport Sportsperson of the Year, Stephen Kenny collected the manager of the Year award, while the O'Donovan brothers claimed the RTÉ Sport Team of the Year.