Pictured: Meave Moriarty, general manager of Limerick World Club Sevens, Eoghan Prendergast, CEO Limerick Marketing Company, Guy Richardson, Founder and CEO of Eiger Sport and Business Performance and Gerald Mitchell, Deputy Mayor of Limerick.
The Limerick World Club Sevens Series is happening this weekend August 21 and 22. Thrilling action, great crowds, a wonderful carnival like party atmosphere, and all under the roof at Thomond Park. Blend it all together, and Limerick World Club Sevens Rugby will be without doubt the event to remember for all those who turn up and join in the fun.
Thomond Park will host some of the biggest names in club and provincial rugby at the two day festival, where twelve rugby teams from a number of countries will take part in the event.
This will be the first year that all four provinces will be included, with just Munster being included in 2014.
But year it’s not just about Rugby, it’s about the experience, the games, the party, the after parties and the carnival like atmosphere.
The action on the pitch will be of the highest quality, as you would expect from a world event as Irelands best 7’s teams take on 7’s teams travelling from across the globe to display the beauty and excitement of what is one of the world’s fastest growing sports.
The weekend offers fans and attendees, family fun to fancy dress, if you want to let your hair down with thousands of other rugby and party lovers this is the place to be. Watch the rugby, support your team and then party until late in the evening and make it a weekend you will never forget.
A number of the world’s best Sevens teams will be playing at Thomond Park, though the focus will not only be on rugby, with a carnival like party being held for the family-friendly occasion.
Teams that took part in the 2014 festival include; Auckland, Stade Français, New South Wales Waratahs, Vancouver, Western Province, Saracens and South Africa’s Blue Bulls.
Deputy Mayor Gerald Mitchell showed his support and said about the launch: ‘It showcases Limerick in a very positive light and demonstrates our strong association with sport. This upcoming event enhances Limerick’s image on a world stage.’
Eoghan Prendergast, CEO of Limerick Marketing Company, the principal sponsor of the Limerick World Club Se7ens, said: ‘Everyone involved has come right in behind Limerick’s 2020 bid for the European City of Culture, and I’m very grateful for that.
‘Particularly significant here is that this time next year, Rugby Se7ens will be an Olympic sport’.
Reigning champions Daveta, Fiji will return to defend their Limerick World Club Se7ens title this year.
Day tickets are priced at €15 and family tickets are priced at €40.
Match line-up announced at the launch –
Shannon vs. Golden Lions Johannesburg
Thomond vs. State Francais
St Mary’s vs. New York
Young Munster vs. Buenos Aires
UL Bohemians vs. San Francisco
Garry Owen vs. Canadian Maples
Richmond vs. Moscow Saracen
Old Crescent vs. Davite Fiji
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