Leinster and Munster Rugby both go into the opening matches of the European Champions Cup this weekend and both have shone the spotlight in the run-up to the games on their charity partnerships for the year ahead.
Munster players Peter O’Mahony, Billy Holland and Tyler Bleyendaal joined Anthony Foley’s wife Olive to mark Munster having linked up with the Irish Heart Foundation in launching a new charity of the year partnership and CPR awareness initiative in memory of the former player and manager who passed away last year.
At the RDS Jayden Moore-Connors will lead Leinster Rugby out for Saturday’s Champions Cup clash against Montpellier in honour of two brave children living with butterfly skin disease EB (epidermolysis bullosa) his sister Casey, also pictured, and the late Liam Hagan who died of EB three weeks before he was due to be the Leinster mascot against Connacht a year ago.
Leinster were also out and about this week on World Mental Health Day helping another charity partner Aware to raise understanding about mental health issues for men through a ‘Happy Socks’ campaign in partnership with Brown Thomas.
Munster and Leinster Rugby are among the more than 230 organisations that play an active part in the Sport for Business community.
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