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.
Since then a campaign has been launched in order to raise much needed funds. The Stuart Mangan Appeal has received huge support from many organisations and individuals around the country.
Most recently, the support of Munster rugby legends and musicians alike have rallied together to create a one-off CD, 'Together We Stand', which is on sale this week.
The CD features past and present heroes of Munster rugby such as former Ireland internationals Peter Clohessy and Mick Galwey, who have teamed up with comedian Jon Kenny for a special recording of the Munster anthem, 'Stand Up and Fight.'
Further tracks on the album include a medley of 'The Fields of Athenry', 'Flower of Scotland' and 'Bread of Heaven', sung by members of the current Munster squad.
A host of national talent features on the CD - Cork singer/songwriter John Spillane, multi-award winning soprano Cara O'Sullivan and the award-winning Gemma Hayes.