Ulster Bank Rugby Force, a community initiative which provides rugby clubs with support to renovate their club and upgrade their facilities, has announced Ballyhaunis Rugby Club as the Connacht winner of the ultimate rugby club support package, worth €5,000.
A total of 105 rugby clubs from across the country entered for their chance to win the support package – a significant increase on last year’s inaugural programme. As part of the support package, Ballyhaunis RFC aims to further develop their underage structure and provide a quality infrastructure for the club’s young players. The club also aims to introduce additional equipment, coaching and transport facilities.
Robert Duffy, Ballyhaunis RFC, said: “We are delighted to have been named winner of the Ulster Bank Rugby Force support package. Raising funds to maintain the club's facilities is an ongoing challenge and with the Ulster Bank Rugby Force support package, along with the assistance of some kind volunteers and members, we are able to continue to improve the club's facilities. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ulster Bank for their generous and much needed support.”