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Open Days at clubs across the province

LEINSTER Rugby is hosting a series of coordinated Club Open Days throughout the province this weekend. Please check your local club below for more details.

Each club's open day will showcase club rugby's social and sporting side, encouraging those who would like to get involved at a coaching, playing, supporting or volunteering level to join in with their local club.

With more than 20 clubs confirmed participation, the day itself will welcome visitors old and new and at all age levels.

Events can range from barbecues, garden fetes, entertainment, to tag and tip rugby competitions.

Looking ahead to this year's Club Open Days, Leinster domestic rugby manager Philip Lawlor said: "We're hoping for a big attendance across Leinster in each club to help kick off the new season and encourage interest in rugby.

"Every club's success is down to the support of its players, club volunteers and match supporters and we hope to grow that support across Leinster with our open days."

Participating Clubs: Ardee (Sept 16); Arklow, Ashbourne (Sept 9); Balbriggan (Sept 8); Birr, Boyne (Sept 9); Clondalkin (Sept 9); County Carlow (Sept 8); Dundalk (Sept 8); Edenderry (Sept 9); Garda (Sept 2); Malahide, Mullingar (Sept 8); Naas (Sept 8); Newbridge (Sept 8); North Kildare (Sept 8); Portlaoise (Sept 9); St Mary's College (Sept 8); Terenure College (Sept 22); Tullamore, Tullow (Sept 9); Wexford Wanderers (Sept 8) and Wicklow (Sept 9).