Ark­low Rugby Club boys meet sport­ing he­roes at eir­com Whole­sale event

Bray People - - CHRISTMAS GREETINGS -

YOUNG mem­bers of Ark­low Rugby Club en­joyed a re­cent fun day out at Car­low Rugby Club.

The club was in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the com­mu­nity in­for­ma­tion day to cel­e­brate a €5 mil­lion in­vest­ment that eir­com Whole­sale has made in Car­low’s broad­band in­fra­struc­ture.

The in­vest­ment which has brought high speed broad­band to over 19,000 premises in ten com­mu­ni­ties is part of a €400 mil­lion na­tional broad­band up­grade pro­gramme that will al­low 1.6 mil­lion homes and busi­nesses ac­cess high-speed broad­band by the end of 2016.

Ark­low play­ers Daniel Hayes, Charlie Gra­ham, Jack Mol­loy and Conor Healy were de­lighted to meet the day’s spe­cial guests from the world of rugby Reg­gie Cor­ri­gan and Fiona Cough­lan.

The boys who are all aged nine took part in fun fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing in­flat­able tackle and tar­get cages, movies and face paint­ing.

Carolan Len­non, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor at eir­com Whole­sale, said that homes and busi­nesses are al­ready ben­e­fit­ting from the roll­out’.

‘We are half­way through the na­tional broad­band in­fra­struc­ture up­grade and are al­ready see­ing how this in­vest­ment is mak­ing a huge dif­fer­ence to over 1,000,000 premises across Ire­land. We are de­lighted to see so many lo­cal busi­nesses, res­i­dents and of course club mem­bers here at Car­low Rugby Club to find out where the up­graded ser­vices are al­ready live and when the re­main­ing com­mu­ni­ties can ex­pect to ac­cess the Open Ac­cess Net­work.’

‘I have been vis­it­ing com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try and I have seen first-hand how high-speed broad­band has helped homes and busi­nesses, whether through pro­vid­ing cloud com­put­ing and file shar­ing so­lu­tions or im­prov­ing gaming and en­ter­tain­ment op­tions in the home,’ she added.

Ark­low RFC mem­bers with Fiona Cough­lan.

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