AN unusual ?roses? match takes place at Oldham St Annes Amateur Rugby League club on Sunday, February 20th. To celebrate the long-standing contribution of the Irish community in the North of England to the sport of rugby league, teams representing the Irish clubs of Lancashire and Yorkshire will play for the Michael Davitt* Challenge Bowl.
RUGBY League Ireland?s ambitious plans for an 18-team inter-provincial championship will be boosted by a fund-raising dinner at Huddersfield?s historic George Hotel on March 20 2004 - with Great Britain & Ireland Test star Brian Carney confirmed as the guest of honour.
Rugby League Ireland (RLI), the sport?s governing body across the Irish Sea, recently announced ambitious plans to launch a dramatically expanded domestic competition in 2004 to help establish rugby league as a major sport in the country. Now RLI has teamed up with the fund-raising group 1895 International to stage a gala dinner in order to raise the necessary funds push forward this exciting new development.
IRISH rugby union?s defensive coach Mike Ford has thrown his weight behind plans to establish a new rugby league competition in Ireland.