Over 300 guests attended The Ireland Funds traditional Rugby Lunch in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel on Friday 3rd February. The lunch honoured Irish Rugby Legend, Fergus Slattery, one of Ireland’s most celebrated players of all time. Ollie Campbell, our 2011 Honouree, presented Fergus with his award at the event.
On hand to pay tribute to Fergus was the Chairman of The Ireland Funds, Hugo MacNeill. Other former rugby internationals in attendance included Shane Horgan, Brendan Mullin, Willie Duggan and Philip Matthews. Amongst the attendees was Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government, Phil Hogan TD. Irish Board Directors were represented by Caroline Kennedy, David Duffy, Michael Houlihan, David McRedmond, Jim Barry and Philip Nolan and overseas Chapters were represented by Peter Sutherland, Oliver Murray, Sheila Bailey, and AIF Chairman Loretta Brennan Glucksman. Kieran McLoughlin, President and CEO of the Worldwide Ireland Funds, who spoke to the capacity crowd about The Ireland Funds Promising Ireland Campaign. 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 generous support.