Friday 30 September 2016

Terenure 'Rala Gala' to honour legend

Published 26/02/2016 | 02:30

Paddy 'Rala' O'Reilly
Paddy 'Rala' O'Reilly

Terenure College RFC is to honour Paddy 'Rala' O'Reilly at a gala dinner on Saturday, April 23.

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Many rugby stars both past and present are expected to attend the event which will be held in a marquee in the grounds of Terenure College RFC.

'Rala', as he is affectionately known, served as baggage master to the Ireland rugby team and the Lions over a 21-year period.

He officially retired from the role after the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Guest speakers on the night are Joe Schmidt, Paul O'Connell, Ian McGeechan, Jason Leonard.

The MC will be Risteard Cooper.

Rala will be president of Terenure College RFC in the 2016/17 season.

Over 600 guests are expected. A table of ten costs €1,000, and bookings can be made by contacting:

• Fiona Hicks at the rugby club on office@terenurecollegerfc.com or 01-4904283.

• Brian Elliott on 086 2993302

• John Downing on 086 6888507

Irish Independent

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