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The IRUPA have also asked to meet the IRFU to express their unease with the circumstances surrounding the ban.
Arguments against Connacht's demise have included references to their relative success in recent years and, understandably from IRUPA's perspective, the fact that 30 pro players would lose their jobs.
An IRUPA statement read: ``It is with grave concern that we have become aware of numerous reports regarding the possible disbandment of the Connacht professional set-up.
"If players aren't happy at a particular province or club, IRUPA is always there to try to help the working environments."
IRUPA chief Omar Hassanein said: "Our campaign is intended to be disruptive in challenging people to tackle their feelings on a daily basis.
IRUPA safeguards the welfare of pro players in Ireland and its chief executive Omar Hassanein believes O'Connell is a fitting winner.
A raft of honours followed, including the prestigious IRUPA award from his peers.
.ULSTER and Ireland winger Andrew Trimble (left) was last night voted the Hibernia College IRUPA Players' Player of the Year 2014 at the 12th annual awards ceremony.
Former Munster star and IRUPA player development manager Marcus Horan said: "Console's QPR training highlights three simple steps that anyone can quickly learn to help save a life from suicide."
BRIAN O'DRISCOLL is a surprise omission from the shortlist of nominations for the IRUPA Players' Player of the Year.
Those are the findings of a survey conducted by IRUPA and coincide with the IRFU's new concussion guidelines.
That's the view of new IRUPA chairman Rob Kearney following the Government's decision to abolish the tax incentive for top players to finish their careers in Ireland.