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Historic Occasion For NUIM Barnhall

Historic Occasion For NUIM Barnhall

History will be made in Maynooth on Saturday when NUIM Barnhall play their first ever Ulster Bank League match in the town, with Division 3 title contenders Instonians providing the opposition.

The game will coincide with a Family Fun Day at NUI Maynooth’s North Campus from 12pm until 3pm.

Barnhall RFC was founded in 1969 and is rightly proud of its rise through the ranks of Leinster and Irish rugby. This latest initiative has seen the club officially amalgamate with the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and this is the inaugural season for NUIM Barnhall RFC.

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There are currently 24 rugby players on scholarship at NUI Maynooth, eight of whom will be members of the NUIM Barnhall first team squad for Saturday’s Division 3 encounter with Instonians (kick-off 2.30pm).

NUIM Barnhall have made great strides this season with a very young team and they aim to increase their scholarship quota to 40 for next season.

For more information on the scholarships, please contact the University’s Rugby Development Officer Dennis Bowes on (01) 6246189 or dennis.bowes@nuim.ie.