Tuesday 25 July 2017

Kyle honours Campbell

Shane Hickey

RUGBY legend Ollie Campbell was yesterday granted a remarkable honour from a man he himself idolised in his youth.

Campbell, right, was presented with a citation for both his rugby career and charity work by Dr Jack Kyle, centre, regarded as the greatest player who was part of the 1948 grand slam-winning Irish team. Also pictured is Hugo McNeill, the Ireland Funds.

"I was weaned on the exploits of that team and the one and only, the unique, the incomparable Jackie Kyle," said Campbell.

He was honoured at a lunch held by the Ireland Funds in Dublin."It is a pleasure to hand him over this award, not only for his prowess on the rugby field but for all the good work he has done in recent years with charities," Kyle said.

Irish Independent

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