Brendan Lynch memorial event in Rome

A memorial event for Brendan Lynch, the Irish rugby player killed in a traffic accident in Rome on 27 January, is being held at Club Unione Rugby Capitolina on the evening of Saturday 7 September.

A large crowd is expected at the Primo Memorial Brendan Lynch which comprises a rugby tournament between Capitolina, Lazio and Fiamme Oro. Capitolina play Lazio at 19.00; Lazio face Fiamme Oro at 19.50; and Capitolina take on Fiamme Oro at 20.40.

This is followed by the rugby community's ever-popular "third half", with a dj and a barbeque during which glasses will be raised to Lynch by his many Rome-based friends, as well as family members and friends from home who have travelled to Italy for the occasion.

Tthe 26-year old Lynch left behind an impressive sporting legacy. During his tragically-short rugby career he managed to play for a number of teams in Italy, England, Ireland and Australia, and was considered one of the best tighthead props in Italy's Serie A.

For full details of his memorial event see the URC website or the event's Facebook page. Unione Rugby Capitolina, Via Flaminia 867.