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Ulster Bank likely to be revealed as new AIL sponsor

IRFU set to announce replacement for long-standing partners AIB.

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ULSTER BANK IS set to replace the Allied Irish Bank as sponsors of the All-Ireland League.

The decision will be announced by the IRFU on Monday.

It is understood that the deal was at an advanced stage of negotiation in December and has now been signed by both parties.

A source told TheScore that “given the economic climate, the deal is far less substantial than the one previously held with AIB”.

Ulster Bank would not comment while the IRFU are yet to return contact.

The All-Ireland League has undergone a major restructuring in the last two years.

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AIB announced they were ending their long-standing sponsorship of the club competition in February last year.

The deal has been in place for 13 years. The news is a major boost to the league.

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