The Kieran Burke Perpetual Trophy takes place on Sunday week, 31st January in Kirwan Park, Kilternan from 10am…

The tournament was set up in honour of one of our youngest and most enthusiastic players and Leinster mascot Kieran Burke, who died of leukaemia in January 2004, aged six. The tournament was devised by DLSP and first held in January 2005.

Since then it has grown into the largest rugby event for the Under-7 age group in the country. In 2009 over 1000 children attended the event which was won by Lansdowne (Under-6s) and Old Belvedere (Under-7s). This year over 1000 children are expected to participate in the revised festival format.

The tournament is a completely non-profit event, whose purpose is to promote mini rugby within the various Leinster clubs. Excess proceeds and donations given on the day go to the Children’s Cancer Fund at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.

The organisers expect the tournament to run at maximum capacity in 2010 with 23 clubs already registered to participate. It starts at 10am on Sunday, 31 January 2010 in DLSP FC, Kilternan, Co. Dublin.

Further information is available from:

David Hicks: 087 2565656 or david.hicks@themeatfactoryoutlet.com  
Michael Nugent: 087 6804221 or Michael.nugent@bmw.ie  
Karl Burke: 085 2536620 or karlgburke@eircom.net