Mount Isa Rugby Union gets a new scoreboard, thanks to Irish Club | The Northwest Star

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Gone are the days of fans and players having to remember the score in their heads as Mount Isa Rugby Union celebrates a new electronic scoreboard at their Alma St ground. MIRU got their new scoreboard thanks to a donation of around $26,000 from the Mount Isa Irish Club, enabling him to set it up ahead of the recent grand final when the Euros beat Keas and then the annual Waitangi Day clash. Mount Isa Rugby Union chairman Justin Nielsen, who has just retired, said it was a huge achievement for the club and the code. “It was one of those things we thought we would ask for and the Irish club said yes,” Mr Nielsen said. It was a long journey as the initial request came in 2020 just before COVID arrived and there were inevitable delays. “It took us over 12 months from buying the screen to setting it up for a game,” Nielsen said. “It’s a big scoreboard and the crowd can follow it. The Kiwis really liked it for the Waitangi game as they took the rest of the world up 93-30 something.” The bulletin board can be used as a large electronic display for special occasions. .like the Rugby World Cup. READ ALSO: Youngster charged with car attacks at Mount Isa Hospital Supreme Court Three more Covid cases in NW Qld Mr Nielsen has thanked the Irish club who bought the screen, Shaine and Roman (Schmidt) of Shaine Hunter Locksmith, electrician Jeremy Webb, Travis McElligott of Custom Steel Fab. Mount Isa Irish Club manager Bernard Gilic said it was part of a major five-year sponsorship deal with rugby union. Mr Nielsen said MIRU is meeting this week to discuss next season. he is help. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? Send letters to the editor or story tips to [email protected]


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