This Friday (February 20) will see the inaugural rugby tournament, The Stuart Mangan Cup, played out at Donnybrook (kick-off 6.30pm).
A simple tackle in a club rugby game in London left Stuart Mangan, from Fermoy and a graduate of Rockwell College, UCC and an MBA graduate from École Superieure de Commerce, Paris, aged just 24, with a spinal injury.
Stuart will require 24-hour medical care for the rest of his life. Medical experts have described his spinal injury as the worst to occur in sport.
As part of the ongoing fundraising campaign for the Stuart Mangan Appeal, this inaugural rugby tournament, ‘The Stuart Mangan Cup’, has been organised touching on parts of Stuart’s life – his legal studies, his University, his Masters in European Business and his love of rugby.
Participating teams include UCD Smurfit School Rugby, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Baa Baas, King’s Inns, the Royal College of Surgeons and a Stuart Mangan UCC Select XV.
Tickets cost €;10 and are on sale from the Spar shop in Donnybrook.
All patrons who buy a ticket are automatically entered into a draw for two tickets to the Ireland v England RBS 6 Nations game at Croke Park on Saturday week (February 28).
People who buy one of the first 1000 tickets also gain free entry to PURE nightclub (in the Burlington Hotel) before midnight on the night.
There will also be a raffle on the night.
2 tickets to the Heineken Cup semi-final of your choice.
2 Nights accommodation in the Burlington Hotel.
Various prizes from the four provincial rugby teams.
A signed Kerry jersey.
Setanta Sports subscriptions.
Even if you cannot attend, please make sure you buy a ticket and enter the draw or log on to www.stuartmangan.org to make a contribution.
For further details, please contact Eamonn on 086 8078976.