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AIB Finals Extravaganza Set For May 7

AIB Finals Extravaganza Set For May 7

The three AIB League finals are to take place on the same day – namely Saturday, May 7 – at Lansdowne Road, with the showpiece Division One decider to kick-off at 4.00pm.

The three AIB League finals are to take place on the same day – namely Saturday, May 7 – at Lansdowne Road, with the showpiece Division One decider to kick-off at 4.00pm.

The Division Three season finale gets things underway at 12.00pm, with the Division Two final due to get underway at 2.00pm.

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The IRFU in association with AIB – the leagues’ proud sponsor – are planning to make May 7 a family rugby day to remember.

In addition to the top class rugby on offer, the back pitch at Lansdowne Road will be transformed into a vibrant entertainment centre with something for everyone!

Facilities will include marquees, musical entertainment and a children’s entertainment area including bouncy castles, face painters, and obstacle courses. All activities promise to provide a fun filled family day out.

Admission prices into Lansdowne Road will be as follows:

* 20 for a family ticket (admission for 2 adults and 4 children into the stand)
* 12 for an adult (stand)
* 5 for an adult (terrace)
* 2 schoolboys/schoolgirls

Tickets can be pre-purchased in advance of the game from your provincial branch.

To make this day special we want you and your club to join us in the festivities. To that end we are making you an offer that you can’t refuse!!

For clubs intending to travel to Lansdowne Road for the day by coach, to help alleviate the cost of travel, the IRFU are going to run a fantastic travel offer:

– Coach hire costs to the value of 450 (or equivalent in sterling for Ulster clubs) will be paid for by the IRFU. Coaches must contain a minimum of 45 persons.

Please note that each school childrens’ coach must be supervised by a minimum of four adults to avail of the offer.

– This package is available to all clubs in Ireland.
– Book the coach with your local coach hire company, pay for the transport costs and send the receipt to Tracy Hadnett, I.R.F.U., 62 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4.
– Payment for coach hire will be payable on receipt of coach company invoice.
– There is no limit to the number of buses a club may hire as long as each coach contains a minimum of 45 people.

If your club will be availing of the free travel offer you MUST contact Tracy Hadnett on 01-6473806 or tracy.hadnett@irfu.ie IN ADVANCE of the game to inform her of the number of coaches you will be hiring.

Speaking on behalf of AIB, General Manager Maurice Crowley said: “We are delighted that the Division 1, 2 and 3 finals will each be played in Lansdowne on the same day. Finals day is the highlight of the club rugby calendar each year, and last year’s finals day proved to be a huge success with our focus on making this a day for all the family.”

“A great atmosphere is bound to prevail in and around Lansdowne Road on the day, and I would encourage everyone to come along and support club rugby in general.”

Two of last year’s winners – Division One’s Shannon and Greystones of Division Three are on course to make consecutive final appearances, as both sides currently lead their respective leagues.

UL Bohs – beaten by a last-minute drop goal from promoted Trinity’s Pierre Lazies in last May’s Division Two final – are also well in touch going into the final round, sitting just two points behind table-toppers Dolphin.

** In case of adverse weather conditions, the Division Three final may be moved from Lansdowne Road’s main pitch to the back pitch.