Saturday 1 November 2014

Six Nations heroes bring trophy to paralysed player

Published 21/03/2014 | 11:39

Pic credit: Twitter: @Unite4Jack

Members of the winning Irish rugby squad were at Donnybrook last night as part of a fundraiser for a young rugby player who was paralysed from the waist down two years ago.

Jack Kavanagh broke his neck in 2012, putting paid to a promising rugby career. Despite the setback,  he kept up his third level studies and maintained his keen interest in rugby.

The Jack Kavanagh Trust was created and last night there was a game between combined teams from Leinster’s Jesuit and Holy Ghost schools

All money raised from the match went towards the Trust.

Rob Kearney, Ian Madigan, Fergus McFadden, Gordon D’Arcy and Jordi Murphy were among the stars to turn up at Donnybrook, with the players tweeting during the day to drum up more support for a most worthy cause.

The hashtag #UniteForJack is being used to highlight the cause and to raise financial support.

The game was refereed by international whistler Alain Rolland and saw the Jesuit Schools emerge narrow victors on a scoreline of 20-17.

As well as the Six Nations heroes, Sean O’Brien, Luke Fitzgerald and Kevin McLaughlin were among those watching in on in the crowd.

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