IRFU Charitable Trust 2024 Rugby Lunch kindly sponsored by Aon

After a wonderful 45th Anniversary Rugby Lunch in November 2024, we are thrilled to confirm the IRFU Charitable Trust Rugby Lunch will again take place at the InterContinental Hotel Dublin on Friday 8th November 2024.

And yes, that’s the day the back-to-back Guinness Six Nations Champions Ireland take on the Rugby World Cup Runners-up New Zealand in what is a highly anticipated match since the All Blacks knocked Ireland out of the World Cup in France at the Quarter Final stage.  Previous to that meeting, Ireland secured the historic series win in New Zealand so there is no shortage of motivation for this match!

For those attending the match, why not book your seat or a table for ten at the Rugby Lunch.  Kick off is at 12midday with a drinks reception – kindly sponsored by Guinness, followed by a three course silver service lunch from 1pm – giving you and your guests plenty of time to get to the Aviva for the 20:10 match kickoff!

Our deepest thanks once again to Aon for their ongoing support.  Without the commitment and compassion of Aon and our other sponsors, the Rugby Lunch would not be possible noting the Lunch is a key calendar occasion for the Charitable Trust in raising funds to support the 36 seriously injured rugby players and their families across the four provinces of Ireland.   Please take the time to listen to Niall McCool’s interview on this page kindly filmed by the Charitable Trust’s Media Partner Business Plus.   In addition, have a look at the wonderful video from the Lunch, also on this page, created by the Trust’s Video Partner Get Broadcasting.

The support from the rugby community is vital to ensuring continuity of care for all 36 seriously injured rugby players and their families.  The generosity shown by all at last year’s Lunch was humbling with a record attendance of over 400 people as well as a record amount raised through an incredibly supported Charity Raffle, and our Live and Silent Auctions.  Thank you to everyone who purchased a Table, who so kindly contributed prizes and gifts, and volunteered their time on the day – your support is always greatly, greatly appreciated.  We hope this year’s Rugby Lunch is once again a day to remember.

Speaking of the rugby community, a very heartfelt thank you to our two special guests for last year’s Lunch – Six Nations Grand Slam Winning Captain’s Fiona Coghlan and Johnny Sexton.  We will be announcing our special guests for this year very shortly.

To show your support and ensure you secure your table, please contact Linda Black on 01 647 3866 or email  A table for ten people is €1,600.  Thank you again for your ongoing support of our seriously injured rugby players and their families.