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Tag Rugby World Cup for Midwest

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 9:33am
Tag Rugby World Cup for Midwest

Teams are expected to travel to Ireland for up to three weeks in advance of the competition.

Tag Rugby World Cup for Midwest

Teams are expected to travel to Ireland for up to three weeks in advance of the competition.

The Midwest region’s status as a location for international events has been underscored by the recent announcement that it has won the bid to become the first northern hemisphere host of the Tag World Cup.

 

A joint bid led by the UL Conference and Sports Campus and the Irish Tag Rugby Association supported by Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau, Failté Ireland and Limerick City and County Council was successful in winning the event for Limerick, which will see 3,000 plus tag rugby players from well over 20 countries and their entourage travel to Limerick in August 2021.

 

The event is expected to deliver a minimum €5 million + boost for the Limerick economy and 20,000 bed nights.  It is held across four days but, with many participants travelling from the Southern Hemisphere, teams are expected to travel to Ireland for up to three weeks in advance of the competition.

 

The bid involved a year-long process that was initiated after two of the Tag Rugby Ireland management team Barry Keary and Shane Landers approached the UL Conference and Sports Campus team with the idea. 

 

A partnership involving the three local entities supported by Failté Ireland put together a detailed bid and edge out opposition, particularly Great Britain, after organisers decided to take the event out of the southern hemisphere for the first time.

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