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Barn'storming night with Owens

NUIM Barnhall RFC Mini's put on a great night in the Celbridge Manor Hotel recently when one of the world's top sports referees Nigel Owens gave an insight into his 20-year rugby career where he has refereed some of the greatest matches the sport has ever seen.

He also recounted some of the highs and lows of his fascinating personal and professional life.

Over 500 people laughed, cheered and clapped through a truly inspirational night in Celbridge.

This night would never have been possible without the massive amount of work that the NUIM Barnhall RFC Mini parents and committee put in in the last few months and with special thanks to Tom Colton, Declan Counihan and Michael Waldron for putting a great night together.

Along with the money raised for the NUIM Barnhall U12s tour at the end of the season, they also managed to raise some much-needed money for Cheeverstown House, who help give respite and day services for over 400 special needs children around Dublin. The money raised last night will allow five very special kids from Cheeverstown travel to the Rugby World Cup.