On the 24th November 2018, The Dublin Fire Brigade took on the Seanad XV rugby team in a charity match at Donnybrook stadium.
The two teams went head to head to raise Mental Health Awareness and vital funds for Suicide or Survive.
The day itself was amazing and the atmosphere was incredible! The match had many special guests including An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took part in the day playing for the Seanad XV team, who in the end took the victory with a 7-0 score.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was joined by Senator Neale Richmond among other politicians.
The Dáil and Seanad XV rugby team consists of members and staff from the Houses of the Oireachtas and we were thrilled to have everyone there on the day. It was a fantastic event and we would like to thank Keith Dore, Keith Mason and members of the fantastic Dublin Fire Brigade for organizing the day, It is such a privilege to be part of a community like this.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such an amazing event that has helped break the stigma around suicide and raise mental health awareness. The funds raised from this event will go towards SOS delivering our life changing and innovative programmes all over the country!