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Friday 14 December 2018

Diligent Maeve lands Spirit award

Maeve Lenehan being presented with her award by IRFU president Philip Orr. Photo: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
Maeve Lenehan being presented with her award by IRFU president Philip Orr. Photo: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Carrick-on-Shannon RFC club welfare officer Maeve Lenehan has been awarded an inaugural Irish Rugby 'Spirit of Rugby' award.

The presentation was made at the Six Nations game against Italy in Lansdowne Road by president of the IRFU Philip Orr.

The Spirit of Rugby programme aims to support players, coaches, volunteers and parents within the game and to educate them about their rights and responsibilities on and off the field.

The Irish Rugby Football Union is fully committed to ensuring the highest possible safeguarding standards, in line with legislation and national guidance as per the IRFU's Safeguarding policy and Club Action Plan.

Maeve has been instrumental in getting her club compliant with vetting and recruitment procedures when she took over the role in 2016/17 season.

New to the position, she undertook all the necessary training and has ensured the club is now well placed to deal with any safeguarding issues and is well on the way to implementing the IRFU Club Action Plan for Safeguarding.

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