IRFU Charitable Trust – Curragh Race Day

The IRFU Charitable Trust are delighted to announce our inaugural Curragh Race Day – taking place on Saturday 8th October 2022, at the Curragh Racecourse in Kildare.

Thank you to our race sponsors on the day O’Reilly Consulting Group and RFL Steels Limited.

A limited number of guests will be treated to VIP access to the Oak Suite (Charitable Trust guests only); including exclusive balcony access to view the parade ring; a drinks reception, kindly sponsored by Diageo from 12midday; followed by Silver Service lunch at 12.45pm; with the first race kicking off at 1.25pm.   All guests will be provided with a Race Card highlighting the eight races on the day; with special guests Johnny Murtagh, Bernard Jackman and Shane Byrne providing plenty of tips and a Q&A.  Tote facilities for guests will be at hand including a complimentary charity bet … just to get you going!

All proceeds from the event go towards helping to support our 35 seriously injured amateur rugby players and their families.   Henry Beeby will run a live charity auction with unique items including exclusive VIP horseracing experiences and rugby occasions e.g. table of 10 to the IRFU Charitable Trust Aon Lunch on Friday 11th November in the Radisson Blu St. Helens plus 10 tickets to Ireland v Fiji the following day.  A raffle prize per table will also be up for grabs for all donations received as well as themed sweepstakes.

Thank you to the Curragh for hosting this charity event and special thanks to our committee, for creating what will hopefully be a very memorable inaugural event for the Charitable Trust which we hope to run every year going forward.


Please use the below link to purchase tickets for this Saturday 8th October. By using the link below to purchase your tickets, the Curragh have committed to donating €10 of the standard €20 purchase price to the IRFU Charitable Trust – all in aid of helping support seriously injured amateur rugby players.