The Irish Rugby TV cameras recorded today's much-anticipated 'Your Club, Your Country' Grand Prize Draw, with the 2013 winners drawn by IRFU President Pat Fitzgerald. Lionel Mahon from Ulster Bank and independent auditor Aidan Connaughton from Grant Thornton were also present for the draw which was hosted by the IRFU's Barry Cunningham.
The Your Club Your Country winners were drawn by IRFU President Pat Fitzgerald at a ceremony at the Aviva Stadium today (Wednesday). The 2013 Grand Draw, in association with Ulster Bank, has raised over 530,000 euro for the 142 clubs who participated in the scheme this year.
Following the hugely successful England Legends win over the Australia Legends back in October, the Twickenham Stoop will host the 2014 England Legends v Ireland Legends clash in the return leg for the Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup on Friday 21st February 7.45 k.o.
Reigning champions Munster made a winning start to the IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship when they overcame Connacht at the Sportsground last Saturday. Check out the highlights from Irish Rugby TV.
The 2013 Bangor Mini Rugby Floodlit Festival took place on Saturday evening at Upritchard Park, Bangor. On a dry, windless night, Primary 5 and 6 teams from Ballyclare, Ballymena, CIYMS, Cooke, Coleraine and Lisburn joined their hosts in playing a series of matches, under floodlights, over a three-hour period.
Defending champions Munster and chief rivals Leinster picked up first round wins in the IRFU Women's Interprovincial Championship on Saturday, with a number of Grand Slam winners and provincial newcomers on the scoresheet.