The children of Caherline National School in Limerick will have put aside Munster allegiance this week when they welcomed Johnny Sexton to deliver a coaching masterclass to students as part of the MACE, “Going the Extra Smile” campaign.
They won the prize thanks to their random act of kindness in their local community.
Regularly visits to a local nursing home, doing local road clean-ups and a particular project to raise funds to replace medals won by local priest Fr Currivan, earned them the prize.
“Mace is determined to contribute positively to the communities they serve to lead a healthy, active lifestyle filled with acts of kindness and Johnny is also a great role model for young people in communities all over Ireland,” said Daniel O’Connell, Mace Sales Director.
“I’m delighted to be able to give back to the local community and deliver a coaching session to Caherline National School who deservedly won this great competition,” added Sexton.
“Mace’s “Going the Extra Smile” campaign is a great initiative for local schools and rugby clubs to showcase their random act of kindness to their local community.”
“It was great to have a player of Johnny’s stature pass on some nuggets to the students, especially as it can’t have been easy for him coming into a Munster rugby stronghold,” said School principal Gearóid Power.
The Irish team will return to camp with Coach Joe Schmidt on June 16th as they ramp up preparations for the Rugby World Cup later this year in Tokyo.
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