Friday afternoon found Stradbrook a buzz with excitement as 180 ladies arrived for the Ladies Lunch, and while the event was held at the rugby club, we can guarantee there were absolutely no high tackles, only high heels, at this club fundraiser.
Guests were greeted with a champagne reception, as musician Jamie Duff entertained on the guitar. With Club sponsor, Sherry FitzGerald Lettings, generously hosting the affair, the women were soon seated in the festive hall for a three-course lunch.
A fashion show by Irish Wholesaler, Myles Cunningham with D.E.C.K by Decollage, was an event highlight, showcasing gorgeous clothing, perfectly appropriate for those autumn afternoons spent on the sidelines of the rugby pitch. Six lucky guests went home with new outfits, while several others scored additional D.E.C.K fashions. Local Boutiques stock a range of the D.E.C.K label, including Sole Woman Glasthule, Fran and Jane Blackrock, and Meadows and Byrne Dun Laoghaire.
Two especially glamourous women received top acknowledgement as they were chosen for their ensembles. Sally Cooke and Mar Cabre both went home with well-deserved best dressed honours.
This fundraiser saw a fantastic turn-out and will hopefully become an annual event. Organizer and Club Vice President, Pappy Burke, says "The lunch was greatly attended with many familiar faces returning to Stradbrook for an enjoyable afternoon benefitting the continued development of the club".
A special thank you to all the guests who attended and to our generous sponsors, we are grateful. For information on upcoming events at Blackrock College RFC, such as The Christmas Lunch, December's annual Race Day at Leopardstown Racecourse, February's White Collar Boxing in Stradbrook and much more, please visit our website www.blackrockcollegerfc.ie.
Event Sponsor: Sherry FitzGerald Lettings
Photographer: Richie Gill
Caterer: Vinny Hanlon Catering
Florist: Floral Events
Lighting & Drapes: Davy Rowan, propmeup.ie
Chairs: Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
Fashions: D.E.C.K by Decollage
Musician: Jamie Duff