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What a day! Our 7th annual Golf Outing – kindly supported by Pinergy

Following great golf and a gourmet BBQ, which most of our golfers attended, our special guests Richie Murphy and Greg McWilliams were joined by some very special guests … Bill McLaren, Matt Williams and Brent Pope!

The IRFU Charitable Trust Vodafone Rugby Ball 2022

We were all delighted to be able to enjoy the IRFU Charitable Trust Vodafone Rugby Ball this year, twenty four months on from the last Rugby Ball! Thank you to everyone for a wonderful night …

We have a winner!

David Ross is the winner of the Charitable Trust’s FRIENDS competition, kindly supported by Vodafone, to win four tickets to see Ireland play Wales on the opening day of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations


WIN match tickets for you and three friends to the opening Guinness Six Nations match between IRELAND and WALES on Saturday 5th February 2022 at the Aviva Stadium – kindly supported by Vodafone.

Thank you Peter Searson

Thank you to Peter Searson who raised €1,100 for two charities close to his heart – the Irish Cancer Society and the IRFU Charitable Trust by shaving his head.

IRFU Charitable Trust Aon Lunch 2021

“It has been too long” were the words spoken by the Trust’s chairman John Callaghan to our sold out Aon Lunch, reflecting the fact that the last Aon Lunch took place in November 2019 and to have our first event a sellout since the pandemic hit our shores …

IRFU Charitable Trust “A Question of Rugby” in aid of those who have been seriously injured playing the game we love

Watch Paul O’Connell, Will Connors and Team Captain Mick Galwey go head-to-head against Jenny Murphy, Luke Fitzgerald and Team Captain Shane Byrne, with Quiz Master Liam Toland in the IRFU Charitable Trust “A Question of Rugby”

Pinergy sponsor our second Golf Outing of 2021

On a sunny but very blustery day, the IRFU Charitable Trust Golf Outing on Friday 1st October took place on the West Course in Powerscourt Golf Club – a nice change of scenery from our East Course Outing in June.

24 Hour Row World Record Broken in aid of Friends of CROSS & the IRFU Charitable Trust

40 rowers including former Irish rugby internationals have broken the 24 Hour Row World Record! Raising over €22,000 (and counting!) for Friends of CROSS Cancer Research and the IRFU Charitable Trust.

The IRFU Charitable Trust June Golf Outing – kindly supported by Pinergy

During these difficult times, the support we received from everyone involved with our June Golf Outing was incredible and all funds raised go towards helping all our seriously injured rugby players.

COVID Diaries by Bernard Healy

During the pandemic, one of our seriously injured rugby players – Bernard Healy, has been keeping a diary.

Thank you to our FRIENDS Ambassador, Tadhg Furlong

Tadhg took the time to have a Zoom call with the winner of the recent FRIENDS competition: Ed Kenny, his family and friends.

We have a WINNER!

Congratulations to Ed Kenny for becoming a FRIEND to the IRFU Charitable Trust and winning the Zoom Call with Tadhg Furlong.

St Mary’s College RFC U20s are going to run 1000km in 7 days in aid of the IRFU Charitable Trust

Starting on 17th Jan and ending 23rd Jan – the 20s players will run individually each day a combined total of 1000km in 7 days

Face Masks – The New Norm

Great to see our injured players and committee members staying safe and wearing the IRFU Charitable Trust face masks.

A thank you message from Bríd and Linda.

Bríd and Linda completed 10km a day for 10 days and raised over €2,000 for our seriously injured players – thank you to everyone who donated!

Jamie Graham’s Family Road Trip in Ireland

It’s strange to think it took a pandemic to encourage me to take a summer holiday in my own country, but to my shame it did! At the end of August, along with my wife Natalie and nearly 3 year-old son Judah, we …

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.

Banbridge Rugby Club set to host Rory Best Homecoming Festival

Rory’s chosen charities, the IRFU Charitable Trust and the Cancer Fund for Children, will also benefit from the events which include a cross community family festival

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

Thank you to everyone at Vodafone

Vodafone employees and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation very generously raised much needed funds for the IRFU Charitable Trust to help support the 36 seriously injured rugby players across Ireland.

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 …

The IRFU Charitable Trust Walk & Cycle in Japan during the 2019 Rugby World Cup

It all began in Dublin on the 28th of July in 2009 when the IRB announced Japan would host the 2015 Rugby World Cup: the seed was sown for a Charity Walk & Cycle in Japan to help raise funds for our seriously injured players …

Charlie’s Camino Experience

No fifteen-year-old was ever happier to see a Cathedral than me, Charlie Quinn, as I dragged my weary body into Santiago de Compostela …

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 …

Winner of the trip to Japan!

Congratulations to Jonathan Beatty – the winner of the trip to Japan …

Win a trip for two to Japan!

For your chance to win a trip of lifetime for two people to Japan, from 17th to 23rd October, on a tour with Mick Galwey …

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 …

Bernard Healy and his Diary – Tall Ship Weymouth to Cork 15th – 21st May 2019

Curious dolphins popped above the waves but most of us were on the ropes and a fleeting glance was all we could afford them at the time. We were the 8 pm to 12 midnight watch and the beautiful sunset did not disappoint. Next came the full moon and the sky illuminated. We look at this on land so often but at sea it was magical. Hats off to all those ancient mariners!

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.

Breaking a World Record in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital and the IRFU Charitable Trust

The Rugby Rebels successfully attempted and broke the World Record for a team of over 40’s in the 100 kilometre event on a rowing machine on Saturday the 9th of March.

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 […]

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.

Your support makes a difference …

‘You learn how to negotiate life in your way’ – ex-rugby player Mike Scott on being quadriplegic and the help of the IRFU Charitable Trust

British & Irish SeaLions – 2018 Tour

Vodafone Rugby Ball 2018

Ireland’s Call Gala Ball

IRFU Charitable Trust AON Lunch

The IRFU Charitable Trust AON Lunch was held at the Ballsbridge Hotel on 24th November 2017. Many thanks to all who supported the event in helping us raise much needed funds for the ongoing support of our seriously injured players.

IRFU Charitable Trust Corporate Patrons Golf Outing in Powerscourt Golf Club

Thank you to all the teams who competed on the day including special guest Luke Fitzgerald as well as ex-Leinster and Ireland team mate Isaac Boss in helping support our seriously injured players.

IRFU Charitable Trust Aviva Stadium Filming & Photography

Thank you to all those who volunteered their time to join us at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday 19th and Wednesday 26th of July for our initial Filming and Photography days…

AON Lunch 2016

Chicago Walk & Cycle 2016

Corporate Patrons Golf Day 2016

Co-operation Ireland Challenge 2016

Vodafone Rugby Ball 2016

England v Ireland Legends 2016

AON Lunch 2015

RWC 2015 Charity Cycle

RWC 2015 Gala Dinner

Davy Wilson Cycle 2015

Ireland v England Legends 2015

Rugby Ball 2015

Heroes Lunch 2014

Argentina Walk 2014

‘Murder at the Aviva’ 2014

England v Ireland Legends 2014

Rugby Ball 2014

IRFU Charitable Trust Lunch 2013

Lions Walk & Cycle 2013

Rugby Ball 2013

IRFU Charitable Trust Lunch 2012

Rugby Ball 2012

RWC Walk 2011

Charity Question of Sport 2011

Rugby Ball 2011