Hook up with George and pals for charity night
The IRFU Trust Committee is staging what promises to be a night to remember at Ravenhill on Tuesday.
Outspoken RTE rugby pundit George Hook, former Irish international fly-half and noted after-dinner speaker Mick Quinn, Ulster, Ireland and Lions open-side of the 1980s Nigel Carr and Bryn Cunningham, the now-retired Ulster full-back these days employed in the game-related fields of punditry and player agency work, will be offering their opinions and answering questions on a host of subjects with BBC NI commentator and authority Jim Neilly chairing the proceedings.
The participants are offering their services free of charge, which means all of the money raised will go to the Charitable Trust — Armagh man John Callaghan, the former IRFU president, is the locals’ chairman — which exists to provide invaluable support for players whose lives have been affected by serious injury.
Two of the trust’s foremost advocates are former Ulster and Ireland wingers Trevor Ringland — a Lion on the 1983 tour of New Zealand — and Keith Crossan.
Billed as A Night With George Hook and Friends, the ticket-only event will be staged in the New Stand (7pm for a 7.30pm start), where bar facilities will be available.
Tickets will be available on Friday night from the Kukri Shop (under the old grandstand) or from the Ulster Rugby Supporters’ Club kiosk at Ravenhill. The minimum donation is £20.