Monday 21 January 2019

Munster stars spread some Christmas cheer

Munster Rugby squad visiting Crumlin Children’s Hospital
Munster Rugby squad visiting Crumlin Children’s Hospital Sportsdesk

In supporting a host of club, school, charity and community initiatives, Munster players and staff have made their way across the province in recent weeks.

A host of Munster Rugby stars brought some Christmas joy to a six-year-old fighting a life-threatening illness at Limerick's Dreamland.

Munster fan Ben Reidy, 6, from Clare, had his dreams come true by meeting five players from the team, who helped him to celebrate his birthday at the Share a Dream facility. Alex Wootton, Jaco Taute, Rhys Marshall, Sammy Arnold and Jean Kleyn all turned out to support Ben for his birthday celebrations.

Share a Dream are making dreams come true at present for 17 other children fighting terrible illnesses. If you can help Share a Dream continue making dreams come true, please contact them at

Crumlin ambassador Niall Scannell, Conor Murray, Dave O'Callaghan, Conor Oliver and Dan Goggin were all on hand at Crumlin Children's Hospital to meet patients, staff and families in offering their best wishes and support. If you wish to donate to Crumlin Children's Hospital, visit:

Munster's Billy Holland recently got behind the Mercy Hospital Foundation's Decembeard campaign in helping raise funds and awareness for Bowel Cancer, the disease, its symptoms and the need for early diagnosis.

Munster's Greencore Academy players and coaches recently visited the Mid-West Simon Community warehouse on the Dock Road to support their volunteer effort as they helped pack 500 bags of food parcels which were distributed to people in need across the mid-west during the Christmas period.

Irish Independent

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