I see that the Hereford charity calendar raised a sizeable sum of €8,460 for Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin.

Launched by rugby man Seán O’Brien, the cheque has gone to this worthy cause, which supports hundreds of sick children and their families on a daily basis.

The calendar features a selection of winning photographs and drawings created by budding Irish artists, who entered into the Hereford charity photo and calendar competition last summer.

Fair play.