Ulster Rugby confirms historic pre-season game at Kingspan Breffni
The Ulster men will face Glasgow Warriors on Saturday 7 October at the home of Cavan GAA in this year’s Bank of Ireland Pre-Season Friendly, the Ulster men will taper off their pre-season campaign against Glasgow at Kingspan Breffni on Saturday 7 October (kick-off 2pm).
The warm-up fixture, is set to be the first Ulster Rugby game hosted at an Ulster GAA ground. However, whilst the game marks a historic first, it reflects how the Governing Bodies regularly come together to promote rugby and Gaelic games across the province at a grassroots and professional level.
On Saturday 28 October from 10am, Season Ticket holders will be granted exclusive access to an open training session where they can watch the Ulster squad finalise their preparations for the first home fixture of the season – and the first match on the new 3G pitch – against the Vodacom Bulls the following day. After the session, Ulster Senior Men’s and Women’s players will be available for pictures and autographs.
Ulster Rugby CEO, Jonny Petrie, said:
“With upgrades of Kingspan Stadium ahead of the 2023/24 season ongoing, including the new high-performance 3G pitch, our pre-season fixture this year offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with Ulster GAA on hosting a Senior Men’s game in another part of the province.
“Our thanks go to our friends at Ulster GAA and Cavan GAA for offering us the use of Kingspan Breffni, and their support in putting on the fixture.”