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From ‘Sir’ with love

alex_ferguson_02b.jpgFive hundred people turned up in Croagh Park on Wednesday 1 April to enjoy an evening with Sir Alex Ferguson and raise funds for the Belvedere Social Integration Scheme. The SIS covers the costs of secondary school education for boys not otherwise in a position to attend.  The Manchester United manager gave his time (and wonderful anecdotes and insights from down the years) free of charge, so financially the evening was a great success. The first rugby jersey signed by every member of the Grand Slam team ’09 was presented by former Belvedere student and rugby great, Ollie Campbell. It raised  a further €13,000 at auction. To top it all off, those present watched Ireland beat Italy one-all (!)  in the World Cup qualifier match shown on big screens at either end of the dining hall.  ‘The boys done good!”