Help raise funds for Larne RFC

Raymond Donnelly and Rodney Cole from the Donnelly Group with David Brown of Larne Rugby Club and David Boyd, IRFU Domestic Rugby Manager. Tickets are available through Larne Rugby Club. Photo: John Dickson
Raymond Donnelly and Rodney Cole from the Donnelly Group with David Brown of Larne Rugby Club and David Boyd, IRFU Domestic Rugby Manager. Tickets are available through Larne Rugby Club. Photo: John Dickson
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The IRFU’s Ulster Branch has launched the ‘Your Club, Your Country’ initiative to enable the 44 registered rugby clubs in Northern Ireland, including Larne RFC, to boost finances by selling tickets for a competition to name the greatest Ulster team of the professional era.

The branch has teamed up with the Donnelly Motor Group for the competition. The prizes are truly fantastic, with the Donnelly Group kindly donating a new car as first prize and the IRFU putting up a long list of amazing rugby packages and tickets.

Competition tickets (limited to 800 per club) priced £10 will be sold through Larne Rugby Club with all proceeds going straight to the club.

IRFU (Ulster Branch) Domestic Rugby Manager, David Boyd, said: “By their generous support of this IRFU initiative the Donnelly Group are helping to inject much-needed funds directly into 44 rugby clubs in Northern Ireland. I know that I can speak on behalf of the rugby clubs and the IRFU Ulster Branch in thanking them for their support of grassroots rugby.”

Avid rugby fan Raymond Donnelly, Director of the Donnelly Group, said: “We’re delighted to develop our support further and assist the development of grassroots rugby. The winner will have their pick of one of four brand new cars and we hope the choice will be much easier than picking the greatest Ulster team of the professional era!”

“Good luck to everyone who enters and I look forward to discussing the greatest selection with the winner.”

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, January 15.