The Wooden Spoon Charity team from the UK were crowned 2016 Heineken Kinsale 7s Champions over Forces Exiles 19-15 in a tightly contested final. The Irish Development Women’s Team won the Women’s Trophy and The Lightning Bolts won the Men’s Open for the fourth time in a row.
Now in its 28th year, the Heineken Kinsale 7s is Ireland’s largest rugby 7s tournament and builds on its success each year. Over 70 teams and supporters enjoyed great running rugby and the huge festival atmosphere in Kinsale RFC and in the town over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
|Mens Elite||Wooden Spoon Charity||Forces Exiles|
|Hayes Caravan Services Womans Cup||IRFU Development VII||Railway Union|
|Mens Open||Lightning Bolts||Lloyds RFC|
|Mens Social||#GoatNation||Strickly Anal RFC|
|Womens Social||You Well||Rock The Boat|
|Mens Plate||Topsham Tourists||Carleys Angels|
|Womens Plate||Team Boom||Pink Ladies|
Pat Maher, Event and Sponsorship Manager, Heineken Ireland said: “Heineken, alongside our business partners in Kinsale and surrounding areas, are delighted to continue our long association with this fantastic event over the May Bank Holiday weekend.” Tomás O’Brien, Tournament Director, thanked all sponsors, associate partners, club members and volunteers for their continued involvement and support. “The Heineken Kinsale 7s generates a huge boost to Kinsale Rugby Club and the local economy and is staffed entirely by volunteers. I wish to thank Heineken, Kukri Ireland and all our partners and volunteers for their continued support. We look forward to welcoming all teams and visitors to Kinsale this year,” said Tomás O’Brien.
Kukri Ireland is the official event wear for the Kinsale 7s again this year. There is always excitement with the limited edition match balls and merchandise available during the 7s. Additional partners include City Jet, Hayes Caravan Services and EMC. Charity partners this year include the Wooden Spoon Children’s Charity and Cork DAWG (Dog Action Welfare Group).
The Heineken Kinsale sevens committee and Kinsale rugby club have been watching the developing situation with Covid-19 World-wide and feel unfortunately it would not be advisable to stage the rugby sevens on the May bank holiday weekend 2021, with current restrictions, as well as attracting to many players and visitors from Ireland and aboard to the Kinsale area.