IGBF Sporting Legends Lunch raises €40,000+

(L-R,) Jason McAteer, MC Sile Seoige, Paula Radcliffe, IGBF president Kari Daniels, Paul OConnell and Alan Brogan, at the annual IGBF Sporting Lunch

The annual IGBF Sports Lunch took place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, with the highly antipciated "legends panel" taking place as the usual centrepiece of the afternoon's entertainment.



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10 September 2019 | 0

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The annual IGBF Sporting Legends Lunch took place at the Aviva Stadium this week, featuring a star-studded panel of sporting legends who gathered to take part in an entertaining and informative panel discussion exploring their own careers and the world of sport they have made such a contribution to. The assembled audience of IGBF members and well-wishers were enraptured as the panellists each shared their personal stories of success, challenges and funny mishaps that have happened along the way.

GAA legend, Alan Brogan was a surprise guest ahead of the All-Ireland Football Final, who shared some of his insider knowledge on the game and predictions ahead of the big match – which, as it turned out, would go on to be a heart-stopping draw. MC Síle Seoige brought out the best of the panel and their golden sporting stories, some of which had the audience in stitches of laughter.

The event was a complete sell-out, with 400 guests attending on the day including many major Irish retailers and suppliers in the industry. A whopping €11,500 was raised on the day through the raffle prizes alone and altogether the event has raised more than €40,000 of much needed funds for the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund.

The IGBF Lunch would not be possible without its sponsors and the organisation expressed a huge thank-you to its sponsors The Executive Institute, Kind Healthy Snacks, Kellogg’s and all of the generous guests who provided prizes for the raffle. A special mention also goes to Tesco Ireland, Diageo, and FMI, whose continued support has helped make the event a huge success.


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