UCD RFC - Daffodil Day 2019 March 7th

28 Feb 2019

To help promote the event, acknowledging the fantastic cause, Collidge’s representative players took part in a photoshoot at the UCD Bowl on Thursday February 21st. The Irish Rugby and Leinster Rugby players included Adam Byrne, Andrew Porter, Dan Leavy, Garry Ringrose, Josh van der Flier and James Ryan. UCD Women's Rugby captain Sarah Glynn and members of Tag Rugby were also in attendance.



Liam Gallagher, UCD Director of Conway Institute and of ICS Breast Predict Programme in Cancer Research along with Mark Mellet, Head of Fund Raising for the Irish Cancer Society, and Carmel Murphy, Irish Cancer Society Community Fundraiser were also present.




Representatives from UCD Rugby Club Sponsor Crowe, AIB (sponsor), Applegreen (sponsor) attended the launch. Deirdre Duke (Bank of Ireland), and also current Irish International Hockey Player and Hockey World Cup Silver Medalist ‘18, kindly provided the Daffodil Banner on display in the Bowl. Catherine Martin Green Party TD lended her support on the day.

Mark Mellet thanked the players for making themselves available on their rest-day and reminded all present that, in Ireland, every 3 minutes someone gets a cancer diagnosis, and that every euro raised helps the fight against the disease. He also said:

"The energy and 'can do' attitude of students, always provides me with a great adrenalin boost for our Daffodil Day fundraising. Demand for our services is increasing each year. Successful fundraising like UCD Rugby’s Daffodil Day campaign, helps to push us even harder towards our dream of a day when Irish patients will have world class cancer care and research."


Yesterday UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks was also supporting the event and received his daffodil pin from UCD Tag Rugby's Hannah Hanlon on the rooftop of the Tierney Building. 


We hope people will be on the look out for the many volunteers around campus on Thursday March 7th and give what they can for this great cause. 

For more infomation on the Irish Cancer Society and their Daffodil Day 2019 click HERE