Over 350 guests attended The Ireland Funds annual Rugby Lunch in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel on Friday 24th February. The lunch honoured Irish Rugby hero, Donal Lenihan.
Worldwide President and CEO of The Ireland Funds, Kieran McLoughlin welcomed guests, gave an update on The Ireland Funds’ activities over the past 12 months and thanked them for their great philanthropic support.
RTE Broadcaster Joanne Cantwell, emceed the event and conducted an interview with the honouree Donal Lenihan who was a player, manager and now pundit. Donal gave fascinating insight into his time in the Irish jersey both on and off the pitch!
In attendance was Michael Flatley, a long-time supporter of The Ireland Funds; former Taoiseach Brian Cowan; Chairman of The Ireland Funds America John Fitzpatrick and Chairman of The Ireland Funds Canada Oliver Murray. The Ireland Funds Board Directors were represented by Ronan Foley, Mark Cunningham, Alan Foy, Tommy Gallagher, Emer Gilvarry, Caroline Kennedy, Hugo MacNeill, David McRedmond, Gerard Ryan and Director of The Ireland Funds, Caitriona Fottrell.
Special thanks to all our lunch sponsors Land Rover Ireland, AIB and Eversheds-Sutherland and guests for their wonderful support.