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Women's feast hits Ashbourne

Ashbourne RFC are kindly hosting Leinster women's second game of the Interprovincial series, against Connacht tomorrow evening (KO: 6pm).

The Leinster Women's Committee decided to use the Interpros as the centrepiece for a celebration of Women's Rugby, incorporating the second annual Season Opener Club Blitz.

The fun-filled day will commence with the blitz and, this year, a record number of 15 clubs have entered. The action starts at midday and participating clubs are from all four divisions. One of the main highlights of the day is that we are trying to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest scrum (more than 202 people). There will be many other attractions to entertain both spectators and players in what promises to be a memorable day.

A huge thank you must go out to the sponsors, Phillips and Aircoach, for their continuing support of Leinster Women's Rugby. Also, thanks to Rod Cosgrave and his team of volunteers in Ashbourne RFC who will no doubt ensure that the day is a huge success!

For more information on the day or any other Women's rugby queries contact Women's Development Officer Jennie on: 086-3322136 or visit www.leinsterrugby.ie.

Make case for this month's volunteer

Leinster Rugby, in conjunction with the Evening Herald, would like to invite nominations for Leinster Rugby Evening/ Evening Herald Volunteer of the Month for September 2011.

The person nominated should be an individual within your club/school who has contributed hugely to the ongoing enjoyment of rugby on and off the field. There is at least one -- if not many many more -- within every rugby club/school and we in Leinster Rugby would like to recognise the continued dedication of our volunteers.

Please contain within your nomination: name of nominator, name of club/school, name of volunteer, reason for nomination, picture of volunteer, contact details of volunteer.

Nominations should be sent to and received no later than Friday, October 7:

Declan Fassbender,

Leinster Rugby,

55 Main Street,


Dublin 4


E-mail: Declan.fassbender@leinsterrugby.ie.

Floodlights tested for free by Musco

Leinster Rugby, in conjunction with Musco Lighting, are offering the opportunity to have your club's floodlights tested. This service is free -- there generally is a cost -- to all Leinster rugby clubs who may wish to avail of this opportunity.

The process simply involves contacting Tom McCabe of Musco on the below contact details and arranging a site visit.

This test will give full clarity to the standards and quality of your floodlights and provide the required compliance documentation for Leinster Rugby/IRFU.

For more information, log onto www.musco.eu or contact Tom McCabe direct tom.mccabe@musco.com -- 087 287 1186.

Hagan on his return

Remember to pick up an official match programme at Leinster versus the Dragons tonight for all the latest news, views and interviews from inside the Leinster camp.

Ahead of the province's opening home game in the PRO 12, we speak to Jamie Hagan who reflects on his return to his home province, while Academy graduate scrum-half John Cooney looks to an important first few weeks in the season. All for just €5 ...