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Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt, with, from left, Connacht star Craig Ronaldson; Ulster Bank rugby ambassador, Alan Quinlan and Irish rugby player Fergus McFadden announcing the return of the Ulster Bank League Awards. Photograph by Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

Scrum for €30,000 to support rugby

CLARE rugby clubs have until Friday, April 11 to enter Ulster Bank RugbyForce, an initiative which provides rugby clubs with the opportunity to win support packages to renovate their club and upgrade their facilities.

This is the the fourth year of the initiative, which will see over €30,000 being awarded to rugby across the island of Ireland. All rugby clubs are invited to enter the initiative via Ulster Bank’s dedicated rugby website, www.ulsterbank.com/rugby

One rugby club will receive a top prize of €10,000, as well as a special training sesssion with an IRFU coach and two Irish rugby stars. Four additional rugby clubs, one from each province, will each receive €5,000.

Each winning club will be presented with their prize at the 2014 Ulster Bank League Awards, in April. All entries will also receive merchandise, for their clubs, to the value of €100. Since its inception inn 2010, the initiative has provided over €100,000 in funnding to over 160 rugby clubs, across the island of Ireland.

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