Established 1885

Guest Speaker Luncheon, with Mr Iain Henderson, Irish International

Iain henderson


Members and guests sit down for luncheon at 1.00pm, followed, at approximately 2.10pm, by Iain Henderson and our Past President Jim Neilly.

Dress: jacket and tie

£27.50 per person

‘by ticket only’

A ballot will be held in favour of Mr Henderson’s nominated charity.

Other Information

Iain Henderson had an outstanding game in the 2010 Ulster Schools' Cup final, albeit on a losing Belfast Royal Academy side but represented Ireland at U19 and U20 level and was offered a place in the Ulster Rugby Academy and made his senior Ulster debut in April 2012.

He signed his first professional contract, aged 20, in October 2012 and made his first senior Irish appearance in November 2012 as a replacement against South Africa in Dublin.

Since then, he has made 68 appearances for Ireland, winning the Six Nations Championship in 2014 and 2015, the Grand Slam in 2018 and the Triple Crown in 2022, and played in the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and 2019.

He was selected for the British and Irish Lions tours to New Zealand in 2017 and to South Africa in 2021 and is considered unlucky not to have gained test selection.

Succeeding Rory Best as captain of Ulster at the start of the 2019-20 season, he has played 131 times for Ulster, including appearances in the 2013 Pro12 and 2020 Pro14 Grand Finals.

Selected for Ireland's most recent summer tour to New Zealand, he suffered a knee injury in the early stages of the tour and had to return home having been expected to start in the tests against the All Blacks.