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Kingspan Breffni to host Ulster Rugby game

September 1st, 2023

Cavan’s Kingspan Breffni will host an Ulster Rugby pre-season game next month.

The Ulster team will face Glasgow Warriors on Saturday 7th October at the home of Cavan GAA in this year’s Bank of Ireland Pre-Season Friendly.

The warm-up fixture is set to be the first Ulster Rugby game hosted at a GAA ground. However, whilst the game marks a historic first, it reflects how the Governing Bodies regularly come together to promote Gaelic games and rugby across the province at a grassroots and professional level.

It follows on from the Game For Anto fundraiser fixture that Ulster GAA hosted at Ulster Rugby’s Kingspan Stadium back in 2014, which was aimed at raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease, and supporting former Antrim football captain Anto Finnegan’s deterMND Trust.

Ulster Rugby CEO, Jonny Petrie, said:

“With upgrades of Kingspan Stadium ahead of the 2023/24 season ongoing, including the new high-performance 3G pitch, our pre-season fixture this year offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with Ulster GAA on hosting a Senior Men’s game in another part of the province.

“Our thanks go to our friends at Ulster GAA and Cavan GAA for offering us the use of Kingspan Breffni, and their support in putting on the fixture.”

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