The Ulster Bank League returns from Friday, September 15 across all five divisions, and sponsors Ulster Bank are kicking off the 2017/18 season with the introduction of a new #UBLTry of the Month initiative to recognise the outstanding team and individual scores from across the League.
Each month clubs will be invited to post the best tries from their Ulster Bank League fixtures on the club’s Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages using the hashtag #UBLTry.Any try scored in an Ulster Bank League match is eligible for entry.
The scorer of the Try of the Month will receive a voucher for €250 and each of the monthly winners will be entered into a #UBLTry of the Season competition with the overall winner collecting an award at the annual Ulster Bank League Awards.
The first fixture of the Ulster Bank League season is the Division 2C clash between newly-promoted Malahide and Bective Rangers at Estuary Road on Friday, September 15. The rest of the round 1 fixtures across all five divisions will take place on Saturday, September 16.
In Division 1A there is a repeat of the 2016/17 final as Cork Constitution host Clontarf at Temple Hill, while Buccaneers face Lansdowne at Dubarry Park in their first game back in the top flight.
“The clubs are the core of our game and the Ulster Bank League is at the pinnacle of the club game,” said IRFU President Philip Orr.
“I would like to thank Ulster Bank for its continued support of our clubs and its support of the Try of the Month initiative which will highlight the quality and talent that is displayed week in, week out across all five divisions.”
“We are delighted to continue our involvement in the Ulster Bank League and we are thrilled to announce the new #UBLTry of the Month initiative,” added Joe Heneghan, Director of Customer Experience and Products at Ulster Bank.
“We want to encourage clubs to get involved and nominate the best tries from their Ulster Bank League fixtures on the club’s social media channels, bringing their fans closer to the action and showing off the talent that exists within the club game.”
Ulster Bank are one of the more than 220 organisations that play an active part of the Sport for Business community.