Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland is very lucky to have four Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors are on hand to promote the work of RMHC at the many events we run during the year. They also use their own Facebook and Twitter pages to promote the work we do.


Shane Jennings

Shane Jennings (ex Leinster and Ireland Rugby player) is a very active ambassador for The Ronald McDonald House as well as being on our Board of Trustees.  Shane was on hand last year to promote our Gathering Ball. He also visits the House regularly to meet with our families. They always love to have their photo taken with a Rugby Star. Shane also acted as Starting Marshall for our Cycle in April. We are very honored and pleased to have Shane support the work of The Ronald McDonald House.

Johne Murphy

Johne is from Rathangan, Co Kildare. He played rugby for Leicester and then moved to Munster in 2010. He has been an RMHC Ambassador since 2014. He actively promoted our 10th Birthday Campaign and our Annual Cycle in April. Johne is always on hand to promote the work we do.


Brenda Donohue

Brenda Donohue (RTE Radio) visited the Ronald McDonald House for Valentine’s Day in 2009 with Jack L for The Derek Mooney Show. Brenda met the families and saw firsthand the work the Ronald McDonald House does and she was delighted to be asked to be an Ambassador for the charity. Brenda has very kindly hosted our Gala Ball in the past and officially opened our new house at 45 St. Mary’s Drive in March 2010. Brenda acted as Finishing Marshall for our Annual cycle in April.  Many thanks Brenda for all your support.

Jake Heenan

Jake Heenan

Jake is a professional rugby player from New Zealand. He is currently playing for Connacht Rugby. Jake has been an RMHC Ambassador since 2014. He takes an active interest in the work the charity does. He has invited some of our Galway families to at home matches and looked after them exceptionally well. He has actively promoted our Galway #Walking4Families Event and will attend on the day.