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Guest of honour Schmidt joins stars at GOAL gala

The sun was out and there was plenty of glitz and glam as over 250 guests attended the GOAL gala dinner at the Aviva Stadium last night.

Rugby coach Joe Schmidt was guest of honour.

Guests included ex-Tanaiste Mary Harney and ex-Irish rugby international Hugo MacNeill.

RTE stalwart Miriam O'Callaghan kept the crowds entertained with her witty one-liners.

Outgoing Leinster boss Schmidt said he hoped to enjoy plenty of success with the Irish team at the venue in the months and years ahead.

One guest won the chance to accompany Leinster stars Ian Madigan and Leo Cullen on a visit to see some of GOAL's programmes in Ethiopia this July. Another bidder nabbed a signed Leinster jersey.