Rugby All Stars Fundraiser
Date: October 20, 2017
Venue: London Irish Centre, 52 Camden Square
Price: £125 per person or £1,200 per table of 10
We are delighted to announce an exciting new fundraising event for The London Irish Centre charity.
Do not miss 'Rugby All Stars'.
We're delighted to announce a brand new fundraising event.
You can join Gordon D'arcy, Luke Fitgerald and David Wallace for an evening full of Irish whiskey followed by fabulous food, and top Rugby All-Stars in the centre’s historic Camden home - it will be a night to remember with the Irish Embassy, Tourism Ireland and AIB in attendance along with numerous Irish businesses.
With fantastic live and silent auctions, a plethora of rugby stories and craic ‘till late – a great night will be had by all.
*** Please note that advance booking essential ***
A double Schools’ Senior Cup Winner with Blackrock College, Luke Fitzgerald’s fine reputation preceded him before he made his Leinster debut in 2006. Within five months of his Leaving Certificate, Fitzgerald had made his international bow for Ireland. At just 21, Fitzgerald was both a Grand Slam winner and Lions tourist.
Over the duration of his career, Fitzgerald appeared 154 times for Leinster, winning three Heineken Cups, a Challenge Cup and three Pro12 titles. He also won 34 caps for Ireland. However, both figures were severely hampered by ongoing injury problems. In recent years, it seemed as though Fitzgerald was finally back to full-health and he played a prominent role in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup campaign in 2015, but a neck injury sustained in the Pro12 final of 2016 ultimately forced the 28-year-old into retirement. He is now a columnist and TV analyst.
Gordon is an Irish former rugby union player, who played for both Ireland and Leinster. As a player, he was considered a dynamic centre who had the ability to unlock defenses with his quick feet. During his playing career Gordon was a key player for Leinster, Ireland, along the British and Irish Lions. During his career, he won four Triple Crowns with Ireland and three Heineken Cup titles with Leinster.
Having retired from rugby in 2015 he is still very involved in the sport through punditry and journalism. Gordon is also the owner of a reformer pilates studio on Grattan Street, Dublin.
David Wallace is a retired rugby union player, who played for Munster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. He normally played as an Openside flanker, but also played Blindside and Number 8. He was educated at Crescent College and made his Munster debut against Connacht in August 1997.
His first taste of silverware with Munster came against Scarlets in the Celtic Cup Final in May 2005, and he was part of the successful Munster squad that won the 2006 Heineken Cup Final and the 2008 Heineken Cup Final. Wallace was part of the Munster team that won the 2008–09 Magners League and was the sixth player to reach 200 caps for Munster.
Wallace made his Ireland debut against Argentina in 2000 and was a member of the Irish Grand Slam winning side in 2009. In 2010, he became Ireland's most capped back-row player at the time and was a critical player in many victories until his retirement through injury in 2012. He toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2001 and 2009.