Over 340 guests attended The Ireland Funds annual Rugby Lunch in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel on Friday 5th February. The lunch honoured Irish Rugby hero, Gordon D’Arcy.
Ireland Funds Director, Caitriona Fottrell opened the event welcoming guests nd introduced President and CEO of The Worldwide Ireland Funds, Kieran McLoughlin who announced that $226 million has been raised to support the work of over 900 outstanding Irish not for profits over the past 7 years. Kieran introduced Rosaleen Molloy, from Music Generation, who gave a brief overview of the work of Music Generation and highlighted the difference the support U2 and The Ireland Funds have made to 100s of lives around the country.
In attendance was longtime supporter of the Funds, Michael Flatley, British Ambassador to Ireland, Ambassador Dominick Chilcott and his wife Jane and US Ambassador to Ireland, Ambassador Kevin O’Malley. The Ireland Funds Board Directors were represented by Ronan Foley, Jim Barry, Mark Cunningham, Alan Foy, Tommy Gallagher, Emer Gilvarry, Caroline Kennedy, Hugo MacNeill, David McRedmond and Trevor Ringland.
The Ireland Funds Young Leaders also were in attendance to lend their support to this event.
Thanks to all our sponsors and guests for their wonderful support.