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Listen: Athy RFC Says Its Public Liability Insurance Battle Has Sparked Concern In Other Clubs.

: 12/09/2019 - 12:31

The Chair of Athy Rugby Club says there is "real concern" in its sister organisations about the effect public liability insurance may have on their operations.

Athy RFC, which is 140 years old and has 1,000 members, announced last week that "working with multiple brokers who have trawled the market on our behalf but, so far, all insurers have declined to quote for a Public Liability policy for the club".

As a result, it notified members of the possibility that it would cease to operate today.

On Friday, the club confirmed it had"agreed terms through the IRFU & Aon for insurance cover with Aviva Insurance." and adds "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."

Athy RFC fields 20 teams, from under 6 to adult, and relies on the weekly support of between 150 and 200 volunteers.

Chair, Aidan Gleeson, speaking to Kildare Today, says the issue arose because of an historic claim, and a pending claim

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