18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
"The staff in both hospitals were hugely welcoming and they also give so much time and dedication to alleviate the plight of those who are unwell.
"This visit was as much a thank you to them as it was for the children.
"It is a huge honour and incredibly humbling for the team to represent all of our supporters, young and old.
"We look forward to visiting as many clubs and schools as possible with the trophy over the coming months."