27 Feb 2018

The third annual campus-wide UCD RFC Daffodil Day will be held on Thursday, March 8th 

To help promote the event, acknowledging the fantastic cause, 13 of Collidge’s representative players took part in a photoshoot last week at the UCD Bowl. The Irish and Leinster players included Garry Ringrose, Andrew Porter, Adam Byrne, Luke McGrath, James Ryen, Barry Daly, Dan Leavy, Ross Molony and Under 2o Irish CaptainTommy O’Brien. 

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Yesterday UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks also was supporting the event and received his daffodil pin from UCD RFC’s Hannah Hanlon.

The recently appointed CEO of the Irish Cancer Society Ms Averil Power was present as was board member Mr Cormac Kilty.

Representatives of Crowe Horwath (club sponsor), the IRFU and UCD attended the launch as did members from UCD RFC Women’s Rugby and Tag Rugby.

Ms Power thanked the players for making themselves available on their rest-day and reminded all present that, in Ireland, 40,000 persons are diagnosed annually with cancer and that every euro raised helps the fight against the disease. She also wished well the UCD RFC students who will be collecting throughout the campus on the 8th!

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We ask that everyone gives what they can next week on campus for this great charity.

If you want to find out more information about Daffodil Day 2018 or the Irish Cancer Society please see: https://www.cancer.ie/events/daffodil-day-2018