A winning team? We think so.
Best of luck to our very own Maura Fitzgerald, who has been selected for Team Ireland in the Tag Rugby World Cup 2023.
On Wednesday 2nd August, the biggest event in the tag rugby calendar descends on Limerick. The Tag Rugby World Cup will see 2,000 of the world’s best players from 20 nations compete over four days of intense matches.
This is the very first time the event has taken place in the Southern Hemisphere. After two COVID-related postponements, the tournament will takes place at the University of Limerick and will be hosted by ITRA, the Irish Tag Rugby Association.
It will be played on grass surfaces at the 10 Acres site, the UL Bowl, and surrounding pitches. Around 400 matches will be played over days – the tournament is expected to be worth between €4M and €5M to the local economy over the bank holiday weekend.
Team Ireland consists of 13 teams of elite tag players selected from all ITRA leagues, coming together to form teams in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Categories. There will be players from Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Kildare and London.
Team Ireland are no strangers to the World Cup, having competed in the 2015 & 2018 World Cups in Australia, winning gold, silver and bronze medal in men’s and women’s categories. Team Ireland are also the current holder of the British & Irish Cup.
We wish Maura and all of Team Ireland the very best of luck as they prepare for the big event!
Want to see Tag Rugby in action?
- More information on playing or attending the World Cup in Limerick at the 2023 website.
- Check out ITRA’s YouTube channel.