An Ireland Clubs XV will take on their Scottish counterparts in an attractive international fixture at Dubarry Park, Athlone, this Friday night. Kick off is at 7.30pm for this floodlit encounter.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from the club or at The Bounty, but cash will also be taken at the turnstiles on match night.
Admission to the Stand is €12 with Terrace tickets costing €10. OAP/student tickets cost €5. Primary school children will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult, while discount vouchers have been distributed to secondary schools for their pupils. Further vouchers for schools and/or local clubs can be obtained by contacting Geraldine on (086 ) 1732711.
Players from 14 Ulster Bank League clubs have been selected on the Ireland squad, which is coached by Morgan Lennon and Johne Murphy. All the top clubs are represented and spectators can look forward to seeing Clontarf’s classy centre, Matt Darcy, Garryowen’s influential scrum-half, Neil Cronin, St Mary’s College captain, Ciaran Ruddock, Terenure College lock, Alex Thompson, and Kolo Kiripati’s buddy, Paulie Tolofua, in action. For the first time, clubs from Division 2A have players in the squad.
An entertaining and competitive joust is in prospect and, hopefully, sports fans from the greater midlands region will flock to Dubarry Park in their droves.