LIT gears up for inaugural rugby sevens festival

LIT gears up for inaugural rugby sevens festival

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Former Ireland and Munster rugby player Marcus Horan, and local club rugby stars Paul O'Brien and Paudie McMahon participated in the launch of the inaugural RugbyLAD Sevens Festival which takes place this weekend in the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) sports grounds in Moylish, located in the shadows of Thomond Park. Also pictured is event organisers Jason Hennessy and David Hennessy.
Former Ireland and Munster rugby player Marcus Horan, and local club rugby stars Paul O’Brien and Paudie McMahon participated in the launch of the inaugural RugbyLAD Sevens Festival which takes place this weekend in the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) sports grounds in Moylish, located in the shadows of Thomond Park. Also pictured is event organisers Jason Hennessy and David Hennessy.

More than 20 rugby teams from all over Ireland, including Clare, will gather at LIT over the June Bank Holiday weekend to compete in Ireland’s newest rugby sevens tournament.

The Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) sports grounds in Moylish, located in the shadows of Thomond Park, will be transformed into a festival village this Saturday and Sunday for the inaugural RugbyLAD Sevens Festival.

The Festival will consist of three leagues, namely a Men’s Senior League, Social League and Women’s Open Championship with teams from Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, Cork, Galway and Dublin already signed up to participate in the two days of rugby sevens action.

Among the other highlights of the festival will be a special open air concert with Limerick group Hermitage Green confirmed as the headline act, accompanied by Dublin cover band Smash Hits. There will be a Barbecue and Grill during each day, while the Red Bull Wings and Spin South West Spinis will also be in attendance.

RugbyLAD founder and tournament organiser Jason Hennessy said: “The nationwide success of RugbyLAD.com, coupled with the growing popularity of sevens rugby and Limerick’s world famous association with the sport of rugby, meant the idea for this festival was for us a no-brainer.”

“We plan on following in the footsteps of the success of Kinsale Sevens and Pig N’ Porter in recent years and bring a long-awaited weekend rugby and music festival to the home of rugby. This weekend’s tournament is expected to draw spectators to Limerick from all over Ireland, while we also have groups travelling here from the UK and as far away as Sweden,” added Mr. Hennessy.

Limited places are still available for team registration on www.rugbylad7s.com. Tickets for the event are priced at €10 for a day pass and €15 for a weekend pass, and can be purchased on the day or on www.rugbylad7s.com.

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