Arklow Rugby Club boys meet sporting heroes at eircom Wholesale event
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.