The IRFU Charitable Trust Vodafone Rugby Ball 2020

The Annual I.R.F.U. Charitable Trust Ball was held on Friday 6th March 2020 in the Round Room at the Mansion House. The IRFU Charitable Trust is delighted to have Vodafone …

Chartered Accountants Ireland – Leinster Rugby Lunch

The home of Irish rugby was also home to the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society on Friday afternoon for our annual rugby lunch, sponsored by Bank of Ireland.

Ireland’s Call 6 Nations Gala Ball 2020 in aid of the IRFU Charitable Trust

On Saturday 25th January we welcomed our many supporters to the third Ireland’s Call Ball in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. Following on from the success of the previous

IRFU Charitable Trust – AON Lunch 2019

We were delighted to welcome Katie Mullan, Ireland’s Women’s Hockey Captain to be interviewed by Niall Rynne and we wish her and the team the best of luck in the Tokyo Olympics! Niall Rynne also spoke with Michelle Claffey and Sean Cronin …

IRFU Charitable Trust 4th Annual Corporate Patrons Golf Day

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Corporate Patrons Golf Day in Powerscourt on Friday 27th September 2019. And a very special thank you to our generous prize sponsors: Aer Lingus …

Brightwater Rugby & Wine Evening in aid of seriously injured players

The Brightwater Group, Ireland’s leading recruitment specialists, were delighted to host an evening of Rugby & Wine for their clients in advance of the Rugby World Cup in Japan this September. Former Irish players Gordon D’Arcy …

IRFU Charitable Trust Corporate Patrons – Business Networking Breakfast

The 4th annual Business Networking Breakfast event for the IRFU Charitable Trust Corporate Patrons took place on Friday 12th April. Special guests included David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director and Ireland Under 20s Grand Slam Winning Coach, Noel McNamara and Captain, Charlie Ryan – interviewed brilliantly by Oisin Langan.

The IRFU Charitable Trust Vodafone Rugby Ball

The Annual IRFU Charitable Trust Ball was held on Friday 1st March 19 at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.  Commemorating 40 years of the IRFU Charitable Trust, the Trust was delighted to have Vodafone as title sponsor for the fourth time.   The very successful charity event was a gathering of over 300 people from the worlds of rugby, entertainment and business.  Many prominent figures were in attendance. 

The evening was organised by Shane Whelan and his Committee.  John Callaghan, Chairman of the Charitable Trust, gave a warm word of welcome followed by a singing grace from the Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir.  A significant amount of money was raised on the night and this will go a long way in supporting the 36 seriously injured rugby players.

On arrival guests were treated to a drink’s reception sponsored by Diageo including Guinness and Tanqueray Gin.  There was entertainment by Magician Aidan Murphy and Caricaturist Andrew Goti.  A photo booth was available for people to take fun photos to keep as a memento of the evening.  Stephen Ferris got the guests in good spirits as he hosted a Heads and Tails game with the audience, the lucky winner was delighted to receive a whiskey hamper.

Alan Shortt our MC spoke with Shane Byrne, Stephen Ferris and James McManus from Earths Edge showing the lighter side of their trek to Kilimanjaro in January in aid of the Trust.  As well as promoting “Ireland’s Call to Kilimanjaro” in January 2020.  Our special guest for the evening Sean O’Brien, had a chat with Oisin Langan giving all the insights into his world in rugby.  Alan Shortt, comedian, had guests thoroughly entertained with his banter with guests throughout the night, and in particular during the highly successful Auction in aid of our seriously injured players.

Other money was raised with a Silent Auction and Raffle.  The Auction lots included a weekend away to see Wales play Ireland in Cardiff, flights to USA and Dubai,  a trip to the Rugby World Cup in Japan and more.

After dinner the guests hit the dance floor to eighties super group Spring Break.  All agreed it was a fantastic event, it was both a memorable and enjoyable evening for a very worthy cause.  Thank you once again to all who volunteered and supported the event.

Ireland’s Call 6 Nations Gala Ball 2019 in aid of the IRFU Charitable Trust

On Saturday 26th January we once again welcomed our many supporters to our annual Ireland’s Call Ball in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. Following on from the success of last year’s event the challenge was set to host a larger event, to raise more valuable funds and to ensure all our guests enjoyed their night.