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Limerick Roller Derby Triple Header Game in UL Arena

Limerick Roller Derby Triple Header Game in UL Arena; Lpictured at their Paris victory last year 

Limerick Roller Derby is having their triple header game in UL Arena on Saturday, June 17 from 11 am. Teams from Brighton and Belfast are to join them for what will be an action-packed day of roller derby, with three back-to-back games.

Limerick Roller Derby play host to Belfast Roller Derby and Brighton Rockers Roller Derby in the hope that it will help to grow their following, help to develop women’s sports in the Limerick region and attract some new members to the club.

Limerick Roller Derby has been part of the Limerick community since 2011. The club plays roller derby at a national, European and international level. As a WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) member Limerick Roller Derby is structured based on the mission statement of “by the skaters, for the skaters”. In May 2016 LRD revealed a new logo which demonstrated a shift in representation from “Limerick Roller Girls” to “Limerick Roller Derby”. The aim of this rebrand was to encompass the club’s pride in being part of the Limerick community, represented by the turrets of King John’s Castle and the 3 Limerick city bridges crossing the Shannon River. The new logo demonstrates LRD’s inclusive environment irrespective of race, nationality, age or gender. Limerick Derby Paris victory

Roller Derby is a contact sport played on roller skates by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Gameplay consists of a series of short matchups, or “jams” in which both teams designate a scoring player, the “jammer” who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to hinder the opposing jammer while assisting their own jammer – in effect, playing both offence and defence simultaneously.

Limerick Roller Derby currently has 8 skaters (5 women, 3 men) on national roller derby teams: Team Ireland (Women’s and Men’s) and Team Germany.

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