The 2016/2017 Ulster Bank League was yet another nail-biting season, full of exciting and enthralling matches with the Division 1A final being played at the Aviva Stadium again this year, a fitting celebration of the club game in Ireland. Now it’s the time of the year when thoughts turn to new beginnings as teams across the country prepare for a new season ahead.
Ulster Bank is delighted to be celebrating its eighth season as Official Community Rugby Partner to the IRFU, which includes the title sponsorship of the All-Ireland Club League and the Irish Club International team.
As many of you know, local rugby clubs and club players are the lifeblood of the grassroots game and without it Irish rugby wouldn’t be the standard it is today. Each week players, coaches and volunteers dedicate their time and efforts to ensure that rugby continues to thrive across all levels and each year we continue to be impressed and inspired by the passion we see.
The Ulster Bank League Awards continue to grow each year and we are delighted to say that they will be returning for a sixth year. The awards recognise the commitment shown by players, coaches and teams, across all Ulster Bank League divisions and we look forward to celebrating their achievements again next year.
Ulster Bank is dedicated to the future of Irish rugby and we are looking forward to what 2017/2018 has in store. As clubs around the country get ready to kick off the new season, on behalf of everyone at Ulster Bank, I want to say good luck to all involved.
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Director of Customer Experience and Products, Ulster Bank