Rugby World Cup champions, the New Zealand All Blacks and All-Ireland Senior Football champions, met in a face off of the AIG skills challenge at Castleknock College earlier this week.
The visiting All Blacks Ben Smith, Ryan Crotty, Reiko Ionae and Liam Squire took on the home team consisting of Dublin footballers Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan and Dublin hurlers Eoghan O’Donnell and Liam Rushe in a closest to the pin challenge involving golf, rugby, Gaelic football and hurling. After several light-hearted & fun rounds, it was All-Black Reiko Ionae that came away as overall victor.
We’re very proud of our sponsorship of these two exceptional teams and I’d like to thank all the players for taking part in the skills-challenge.
A special word of thanks to the visiting All-Blacks, for taking time from their preparations to face Ireland again, to be with us. AIG was delighted to be involved in the historic Rugby Weekend in Chicago and I’m sure we’ll have an equally as exciting game this coming Saturday.
The New Zealand All Blacks will take on Ireland once again this Saturday, November 19th.