The IRFU Charitable Trust currently assists 36 seriously injured players across the four provinces of Ireland, including Mick O’Connell who was injured playing for Dolphin in 2002.

The support provided by the trust takes many forms and includes financial assistance for medical nursing and caring expenses, home alterations, education and training costs, provision of wheelchairs and specialised equipment together with motor vehicles and vehicle conversion costs. The Trust also maintains regular contact with each injured player and their families.

Funds raised y/e 04.2020 was €550k, this reduced to €215k last year when expenditure exceeded income by €211k.

In addition to fund raising events, there is always the option to Become a Friend for €150, sign up online

We would ask members to give consideration to assist this most worthy cause.