Limerick City Welcomes back the Ultimate Rugby Carnival
Limerick World Club Se7ens
‘Rugby …But not as you know it!’ Limerick City and Thomond Park Stadium will open its arms and welcome back the second year of the Limerick World Club Se7ens Series.
Twelve rugby teams from across the world will once again take part in the two day event which will run from Friday August 21st to Saturday August 22nd. The event will deliver some of the world’s best and brightest sevens teams and a weekend of not only awesome rugby but a carnival like party to bring Limerick city alive.
This year’s Limerick World Club Se7ens is even more special with the inclusion of not one but all four of the Irish provinces. For the first time in Irish rugby history, Munster , Leinster, Connacht and Ulster will wear their provincial jerseys as they do battle against some of the world’s strongest sevens rugby teams.
Represented at the tournament will be teams from both Northern and Southern hemispheres. Teams will include reigning champions Daveta Fiji who will return to defend their Limerick World Club Se7ens title along with 2014 Twickenham 7’s champions Buenos Aires along with one of South Africa‘s leading provincial 7’s teams
‘We are thrilled to have the four provincial teams take part in this year’s Limerick World Club Se7ens Tournament and with the growing popularity of sevens in Ireland along with the upcoming addition of rugby sevens in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, it is an honour for the Limerick World Club Se7ens Team to showcase the very best that Ireland has to offer’ explained Maeve Moriarty, General Manager, Limerick World Club Se7ens.
Modelled on international rugby sevens events – notably The Hong Kong 7’s – Limerick is ready once again to be the host city for this world club event, which will draw thousands of rugby and party fans into Thomond Park over the weekend of August 21st -22nd.
“We are delighted to be working again this year with Limerick World Club Se7ens and welcoming the teams and their supporters to Limerick,” said Eoghan Prendergast, CEO, of Limerick Marketing.
“We are particularly delighted that, in partnership with Limerick World Club Se7ens, we will be highlighting Limerick’s wonderful and long standing love affair with sport across a wide of range of TV audiences around the world. This event will deliver significant economic and social benefits to Limerick City and County and will give us hugely valuable and positive international exposure, as sports tourism continues to be a significant contributor to the Irish economy. As the European City of Sport in 2011, Limerick continues to lead from the front in terms of sports tourism and benefiting from being such a passionate, enjoyable and professionally run location for major sports festivals & events “
The city of Limerick and Thomond Park Stadium will be a hive of activity for the two days of the Limerick World Club Se7ens with attractions for families, party lovers , rugby fans or for those who are just looking for a great way to finish off the summer holiday period.
“Thomond Park Stadium is delighted to host the Limerick World Club Se7ens again this year. This exciting event that mixes sport with entertainment can deliver significant benefits for Limerick and the region and we will play our part to provide a fantastic experience for all those attending. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Limerick World Club Se7ens and the local stakeholders to create this unique event for Limerick” said John Cantwell, Stadium Director, Thomond Park Stadium.
Limerick World Club Se7ens promises a bigger brighter carnival like experience for all who visit the Treaty City this year. They will experience world class rugby with all four home teams included coupled with a full entertainment schedule throughout the city for the days up to and including the Limerick World Club Se7ens event.
‘The development of sevens rugby is a key priority for the IRFU and it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the best of Irish sevens against some of the world’s strongest sides. The Rio Olympics are just around the corner and events such as the Limerick World Club Se7ens provides Irish rugby supporters the opportunity to experience high quality Rugby Sevens first hand and also provides the opportunity for our players to continue to develop and gain valuable sevens experience’ explained Anthony Eddy, IRFU Director of Rugby Sevens.
The Limerick World Club Se7ens will be this year’s unmissable Sevens Rugby event delivering an entertaining and enjoyable sporting event coupled with the wonderful social atmosphere of which Limerick City is justly proud.
“Limerick World Club Se7ens is on its way to becoming one of the leading annual International Sevens rugby competitions in the world and this year’s event will further promote Limerick City and County as one of Ireland’s hotbeds of sporting excellence”, said Maeve Moriarty, General Manager, and Limerick World Club Se7ens.
Tickets are priced from €15 upwards and are on sale now from Ticketmaster. See www.ticktmaster.ie/limericksevensEnds//