Friday 28 November 2014

Six Nations heroes take trophy to Temple Street Children’s Hospital

Published 26/03/2014 | 18:58

26 March 2014; Members of the victorious Ireland Six Nations squad, from left, Cian Healy, Brian O'Driscoll and Jack McGrath with Lauren McCullough, from Dunleer, Co. Louth, and her mum Kerry and the RBS Six Nations Championship trophy on a visit to Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Members of the victorious Ireland Six Nations squad, from left, Cian Healy, Brian O'Driscoll and Jack McGrath with Lauren McCullough, from Dunleer, Co. Louth, and her mum Kerry and the RBS Six Nations Championship trophy on a visit to Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Jack McGrath with Lauren McCullough, from Dunleer, Co. Louth, when members of the victorious Ireland Six Nations squad and the RBS Six Nations Championship trophy paid a visit to Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Brian O'Driscoll and Cian Healy reading congratulatory cards on a visit to Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Ian Madigan and Brian O'Driscoll with six year old Amber O'Rourke, from Brownshill , Co. Carlow. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Cian Healy, Brian O'Driscoll and Jack McGrath with six year old Amber O'Rourke and her mum Elaine, from Co. Carlow. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Brian O'Driscoll, Jack McGrath and Cian Healy, with Ellen Phillips and her mum Carol, from Blanchardstown, Dublin, and the RBS Six Nations Championship trophy on a visit to Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Brian O'Driscoll with two year old Lucy Bellew and her dad Tony, from Swords, Co. Dublin at Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Two and a half year old Eve Mackey, from Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny, with her mum Marie and dad Tommy, and Brian O'Driscoll at Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Meanwhile.... the victorious Ireland Six Nations squad met with Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, at a Government reception to formally honour the squad at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, speaking at a Government reception to formally honour the Ireland rugby squad in Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Brian O'Driscoll Gordon D'Arcy at a Government reception to formally honour the Ireland rugby squad in recognition of their achievement in winning the Six Nations Championship. Photo: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Some of Ireland’s Six Nations winners paid a visit to some very excited children at the Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin today.

The Irish management and playing squad were today honoured at a State event at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park and a number of players made their way to the hospital to show off the Six Nations trophy.

Brian O’Driscoll, Cian Healy, Ian Madigan and Jack McGrath made not only the children’s day, but the staff also seemed to be thrilled with the high-profile visitors as the players gladly signed autographs and posed for pictures.

The quartet spent their time going round to the children of all ages with a number of selfies with nurses soon finding their way online.

The players again gave thanks for the widespread support they have received, with the youngsters of Temple Street some of their most fervent supporters.

26 March 2014; Members of the victorious Ireland Six Nations squad, from left, Cian Healy, Brian O'Driscoll and Jack McGrath with Lauren McCullough, from Dunleer, Co. Louth, and her mum Kerry and the RBS Six Nations Championship trophy on a visit to Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
26 March 2014; Members of the victorious Ireland Six Nations squad, from left, Cian Healy, Brian O'Driscoll and Jack McGrath with Lauren McCullough, from Dunleer, Co. Louth, and her mum Kerry and the RBS Six Nations Championship trophy on a visit to Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

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