Which Irish Rugby star visited Tallaght Children’s Hospital this week?

Left to right:  Dubhessa Glynn, Ian Madigan and Cayden Kavanagh.

Irish Rugby Star Ian Madigan visited the National Children’s Hospital (NCH) Tallaght to launch the SPAR Great Ireland run which takes place on April 10th at the Phoenix Park.

Ian is an Irish professional rugby union player for Blackrock College RFC, Leinster Rugby and Ireland. His primary position is at fly-half, although he can also play at centre and full-back.

He visited the hospital to celebrate the fact that it has been selected as the official charity partner for the SPAR event and is asking families to get involved. A healthier you can help make the NCH Kids healthier too!

Ian said:

“I want to encourage runners of all abilities to take part in this year’s race and choose to raise funds for the 65,000 children to visit the National Children’s Hospital in Tallaght each year.”

The SPAR Great Ireland Run is a 10km course that challenges runners of all abilities and ambitions.

As it’s a family affair there are also Junior & Mini events featuring a 1.6k course for 3-8 year olds and a 2.5k stretch for the older 9-15 year olds. One of the main attractions on the day is the All Ireland County Challenge where you can have the chance to race for your home county.

Registration is €29 and you can do so here.