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Ireland Legends vs England Legends Friday 18th March 2011

Friday 18th March 2011 KO 7.30pm

England Legends vs South Africa Legends: The Charities

DONNYBROOK is hosting some of the biggest names in modern rugby history on show for the annual Ireland Legends v England Legends match, first held at the Twickenham Stoop in 2010.

Ireland Legends vs England Legends Friday 18th March 2011

FOLLOWING the success of the England v Ireland Legends match played in February last year, on the eve of the RBS Six Nations Grand Slam decider at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, the England Legends again face their Irish counterparts to play in a highly competitive clash between the two rugby nations for the Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup.

Both sides are raising funds for their nominated charities: the IRFU Charitable Trust for Ireland; the English charity is yet to be announced, but the money will go to improving the lives of Inner City Youths in England through sport and education.

BRITISH & Irish Lion, Leinster and Ireland international, Shane Byrne will be leading out the Irish Legends at Donnybrook to face fellow British and Irish Lion, Leicester Tigers and former England captain Martin Corry. Jason Leonard, Josh Lewsey, Jason Robinson, Dan Luger, Dancing On Ice star Kyran Bracken and Strictly star Austin Healey for England, Paul Burke, Kieron Dawson, Malcolm O'Kelly, Simon Easterby, Mick Galwey, and Girvan Dempsey for Ireland, and many more are in the line-up in for what is sure to be an intense and physical display. With no love lost between the two epic rugby nations, it will be interesting to see if some old scores are settled.

The score so far for the Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup is Ireland 1 - 0 England.


The Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup




Shane Byrne (Captain)
Paul Burke
Justin Bishop
Jonathan Bell
David Corkery
James Topping
Keiron Dawson
Len Dineen
Girvan Dempsey
Rob Henderson 
Guy Easterby
Simon Easterby
Anthony Foley
Mick Galwey
Gary Halpin
Niall Hogan
Anthony Horgan
Paddy Johns
Frankie Sheahan
Eric Miller
Kevin Maggs
Nick Popplewell
Malcolm O’Kelly
John Kelly
Reggie Corrigan
Richard Wallace

Martin Corry (Captain)
Alex Bennett
Jos Baxendell
Gregg Botterman
Kyran Bracken
Bill Davison
Andy Farrell
James Forrester
Darren Garforth
Andy Gomarsall
Paul Gustard
Austin Healey
Rory Jenkins
Jason Leonard
Josh Lewsey
Leon Lloyd
Dan Luger
Matt Perry  
David Rees
Mark Regan
Tim Stimpson
Ben Sturnham
Paul Volley
Nick Walshe
Kevin Yates
Fraser Waters


Tickets for the Ireland Legends v England Legends Match on Friday 18th March 2011 at Donnybrook are €15.00 for unreserved seats, €10 for standing, and available via the following outlets:

In person at:

Donnybrook Stadium 55 Main Street, DonnybrookDublin Dublin 4

Online via the Ticketmaster website: The Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup Tickets




ABOUT THE CHARITIES IRFU Charitable Trust website

IT is a sad fact of everyday life that people suffer personal injuries through accidents in their homes, workplace, on our streets and roads and also in the pursuit of leisure activities and sports. In this regard rugby is no different from any other contact sport and unfortunately player injuries occur from time to time. Such injuries can be of a very serious nature, resulting in permanent disability in some cases.

The IRISH RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION CHARITABLE TRUST was formed in 1978 to assist severely injured rugby players in their everyday lives, and help to restore their confidence and independence.

There are currently 33 seriously injured players registered with the Charitable Trust in Ireland, most of whom are wheelchair bound and have some form of permanent paralysis.

The support provided by the Trust takes many forms and includes financial assistance for medical, nursing and caring expenses, home alterations, education and training costs, provision of wheelchairs and specialised equipment together with motor vehicles and vehicle conversion costs. The Trust also maintains regular contact with each injured player and their families.

Over the past few years the average annual cost of financial support provided by the Trust has been approximately €200,000. This is partly funded by direct grants from the IRFU along with various fundraising campaigns and donations. Fundraising events include sponsored walks every two yeas to coincide with Lions tours and the Rugby World Cup, golf tournaments, sports quizzes and gala dinners on the eve of a home Six Nations match along with the Friends of the Charitable Trust scheme.

The IRFU Charitable Trust is registered as a charity in the Republic of Ireland under Charity Reference CHY6120. In Northern Ireland the charity has a Registered Charity number XR87763 and is registered as the IRFU Charitable Trust (Northern Ireland) to take advantage of Gift Aid tax concessions. To find out more about their work, click on the logo.

THE English charity is yet to be announced, but the money will go to improving the lives of Inner City Youths in England through sport and education