There was cause for double celebration as Munster Club Limerick beat off tough opposition to win the Club of the Year award, while Michael Hickey won the Volunteering Excellence accolade.

Limerick saw off the challenge of Newbuildings, North Down, and YMCA to get the nod from the judging panel.

"In 2020, Limerick cleaned up titles and saw significant membership growth now having a vibrant youth section," said the jury.

"They continued to develop their new home ground in Adare and 2021 will see an excellent new clubhouse opened.

"In a significant advance for the club and cricket in Limerick generally, the club has entered into partnership with Limerick City Council on the development of a city centre venue which will provide training facilities for both youth and adult players and a venue for youth games.

The Volunteering Excellence Award was picked by Michael Hickey.

Michael had a long playing career with Lismore Cricket Club and following retirement he took up umpiring, and became an umpiring instructor.

He has served on the Executive and Board of Munster Cricket since 2006, was President of the Union in 2016 and 2017, and acted as secretary for the Union since 2018 - retiring from that role this January.

He played a very significant part in the work carried out in recent years to modernise the governance structures of Munster Cricket which culminated in the incorporation of the Union from 1 January 2020.

Well done both.