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seafoid

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« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2019, 03:26:18 PM »
Athy Rugby Club in Kildare can't get any Public Liability Insurance because of previous and outstanding claims against them, all non-rugby related. Running the serious risk of having to shutdown if not resolved in the next week.

This is a worry for every sports club in the country with their own grounds.

How does GAA Public Liability insurance work?
Could the IRFU not sort it out?

You would like to think so but the IFRU's primary focus is the professional game. Not sure they would have any governance around this type of scenario.
They could help out with a guarantee or something while cover is secured elsewhere
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« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2019, 04:58:20 PM »
This is market failure.
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« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2019, 08:09:59 AM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/athy-rfc-avoids-closure-after-securing-insurance-cover-38760603.html

John Mulligan 

December 6 2019 16:36 PM

 
The looming closure of one of the country’s oldest rugby clubs has been averted after it secured insurance cover.

Athy Rugby Football Club in Co Kildare, which was established in 1880, warned its members earlier this week that it had been unable to obtain public liability insurance and so may have to close the club and its grounds effective from midnight next Monday.

But it has now secured cover, it confirmed this afternoon, leaving the club’s committee and its 500 members breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Brendan Conroy, the club’s honorary secretary, told members today that it has agreed terms through the Irish Rugby Football Union and Aon for insurance cover with Aviva Insurance.

"We are, therefore, pleased to confirm that this matter has been resolved and that we can continue to focus on developing this successful rugby club for the benefit of our members," he said.
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