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Six Nations stars join Heaslip for charity bash

LEINSTER rugby stars took time off ahead of their clash against Munster to attend a charity dinner hosted by Jamie Heaslip.

The ISPCC's Shield anti-bullying campaign received a huge boost by the event at Heaslip's steak restaurant Bear on South William Street last night.

Fresh from their Six Nations success, Cian Healy, Ian Madigan, Gordan D'Arcy and Isaac Boss all lined out for the event in aid of the worthy cause.

Voice of Ireland host Kathryn Thomas arrived on the arm of her other half Padraig McLoughlin and acted as host for the evening.

"Jamie sent me a text and I couldn't say no," she told the Herald.

"I think it's a great cause and am delighted to be involved."

A beer and cocktail reception kicked off proceedings before guests tucked in to a three course feast.

Rugby fan Michael Patton (27) from Belfast won a place at the dinner.

"It's an incredible night; to rub shoulders with the lads has been a life long dream of mine," he said.

The rugby stars participated an informal Q&A session before a charity raffle was held with prizes including two VIP tickets to Electric Picnic and The Eagles.

At the end of the night, Heaslip treated guests to some of his famous home made brownies.