Jamie Heaslip

Round of applause: Jamie Heaslip celebrates Ireland's win over Australia at the World Cup

JAMIE HEASLIP is best known for his feats on the rugby field for Leinster and Ireland. After all, he has starred on the world stage with strong performances from No 8 – carrying the ball into the heart of the opposition, demonstrating surprisingly good handling skills for a forward and proving himself to be a mature head in attack and defence.

But there is more to him than meets the eye. Away from rugby, Heaslip is involved with the Irish humanitarian charity GOAL, which works in countries across the world helping “the poorest of the poor”. In the summer of 2011, Heaslip went to Kolkata, India, to see for himself the work that GOAL had been doing.