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Sunday 4 December 2016

Webb Ellis Cup comes to city hospitals

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Ian Reid from Clondalkin with his son, Ben (4), with rugby's most prestigious prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, which was on a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital
Ian Reid from Clondalkin with his son, Ben (4), with rugby's most prestigious prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, which was on a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital
Maire Ryan, who works in Our Lady's Children's Hospital poses with Rugby's most prestigious prize, the Webb Ellis Cup

The Rugby World Cup trophy has visited two children's hospitals - and that turned out to be just what the doctor ordered.

Young rugby fans were delighted to see the Webb Ellis trophy ahead of the Rugby World Cup, which takes place in England this September.

"It's truly a chance for us to bring a bit of rugby to people who may not be able to make their way over to England for the tournament," said Lisa Hampton, trophy tour manager for the event.

Passion

"We've had a really warm reception here and you can really see the passion of the Irish fans," she added.

"Ireland are going to win it," said Tom Burke (7) from Templemore, Tipperary, in Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin. "I'm a Munster fan and BJ Botha is my favourite player," he added.

The trophy also visited Temple Street Children's Hospital later that day.

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