Courtesy of Guinness Draught Can, Official Beer to the Irish Rugby Team, one lucky rugby fan has been given the chance to etch his name into the record books along side such great Irish kickers as Campbell, Ward, Humphreys and O'Gara in a bid to become the Guinness Draught Can Hotshot.
Rugby fan Gerard Flanagan from Glasnevin, Dublin will be given threeattempts to kick at goal and for each successful kick that isconverted byMr. Flanagan, he will win 1,000 for himself, plus 1,000 for the IRFUCharitable Trust for injured rugby players.
But, the charity will not be left out of pocket even if Gerard is offtarget. For each unsuccessful kick, the IRFU Charitable Trust willstillreceive 500. However, Gerard will know the real pressures thatkicking infront of a packed stadium can create, as he will not receive anypersonalprize unless he converts his kicks. The three kicks will be takentowardsthe South Terrace end of the ground between the 22 and the 10 metreline.
The 39 year old builder, who was selected to take part at random from
The IRFU Charitable Trust is a registered charity founded in 1978with theaim of helping seriously injured Irish rugby players in their everydaylives. The Charitable Trust receives an annual grant from the IRFUandpayments made to injured players include assistance with locomotoryexpenses, house alterations or extensions, wheelchairs, beds orliftingequipment; cars and vans, along with assistance for caring expenses.