IRFU offers condolences to Robinson family

By Advanced Medical Services AMS4 Feb 2011

The Irish Rugby Football Union has offered it’s condolences to the family of Ben Robinson, the Ulster student who died after he collapsed while playing rugby on Saturday.

Ben passed away on Sunday evening. He collapsed while playing a match for Carrickfergus Grammar School on Saturday morning.

IRFU President Caleb Powell said: ‘It was with great shock and sadness that I learnt of the passing of Ben and I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the entire rugby family across Ireland to pass the deepest condolences to Ben’s parents and family.


‘To lose such a young life is incredibly saddening and I would also like to pass my sympathy to his team mates and school friends in Carrickfergus Grammar School. The thoughts and prayers of Irish Rugby are with you all at this time.’