ALMOST 200 guests including London Irish’s all-time most capped player Topsy Ojo attended the Oratory School’s annual rugby club dinner on Saturday night.

The event marked the final term as head of rugby for former Munster and London Irish prop Tommy Hennessy, who first joined the school in 1992.

While at the school, he organised tours to New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Dubai, South America, Ireland and India, and around 30 old boys joined current pupils and their families to thank him for his efforts.

Ojo, Redingensians Rams hooker Ben Henderson and club president Barney Bettesworth all paid tribute to Hennessy, who was presented with a cartoon caricature of himself.

He admitted it had been a ‘pleasure’ to be involved with the club for a quarter of a century, and presented the inaugural Hennessy Shield to Jonas Lo, following his impressive season.

The Paul Keddie Shield for outstanding 1st XV performer was presented to Louis Derbyshire, while the Captain’s Cup was shared by Robert Naudi and Will Thorby.