SAINT Patrick’s Hospital Cashel and the End of Life Committee at South Tipperary General Hospital will be beneficiaries of a star studded charity rugby game being played in Cashel at 2pm on Saturday 12th May.
A number of former Munster, Irish and International players will be part of an All Stars team to face a “Tipperary Tigers” selection in Cashel Rugby Club grounds. The All Stars will be coached by the legendary Munster, Ireland and Lions prop John Hayes. The Tipperary Tigers – a selection comprised of players from the Cashel, Clanwilliam, Clonmel, Fethard and Kilfeakle rugby clubs – will be coached by Cashel native and 57 times Irish international flanker Denis Leamy.
The All Stars team will also feature former players such as: Munster, Ireland and Lions lock Mick Galwey, London Irish and Ireland flanker Ken O’ Connell, Munster and Leinster second row Stephen Keogh, Munster scrum half Mike Prendergast and Wasps and Barbarians prop Peter Bracken. Special guests on the day will be Munster, Ireland and Lions star Ronan O’ Gara and Munster and New Zealand’s Dougie Howlett.
The entrance fee of €10 will go towards supports at St. Patrick’s Hospital Cashel and the End of Life Committee at South Tipperary General Hospital fund. Children’s entertainment and a barbeque will also feature as part of the event designed to demonstrate the rugby community’s support for a very important cause. A band and choir will provide interval entertainment. A big attraction is a kicking competition at half time, where for €2 a go, members of the public can compete against the stars.