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Heineken Kinsale 7s

29th & 30th April 2023


Posted by Kinsale 7's on Monday 7 May 2018

Projecx Waterboys from Scotland were crowned 2018 Heineken Kinsale 7s Champions for the second year in a row, defeating Speranza22 by 36-12. Railway Union won the HayesCaravan Services Women’s Trophy beating WRR Ravens 22-7 and King Prawns won the Men’s Open competition, beating Session Motts 36-0.

Celebrating its 30 th anniversary this year, the Heineken Kinsale 7s is Ireland’s largest rugby 7s tournament and builds on its success each year. Over 60 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.




Men’s Elite Champions

Projecx Waterboys

Speranza 22

Men’s Elite Plate

Camarthen Warriors

CLIC Sargent Godfathers

Men’s Open Champions

King Prawns

Session Motts

Men’s Social Competion

Dirty Basturds

Carley’s Angels

Men’s Open Plate


Kinsale RFC

Men’s Social Plate Competition

Brick Lane’s Green Bananas

Fat Spartans

Hayes Caravan Services Women’s Open Cup

Railway Union RFC

WRR Ravens

Women’s Social Comp


Pink Ladies

Women’s Open Plate Competition

Olorun Ponty Butchers

Irish Rugby Institute

Pat Maher, Event and Sponsorship Manager, Heineken Ireland said: “We are delighted to continue our support and sponsorship of the Heineken Kinsale 7s and look forward to celebrating the 30 th Anniversary in Kinsale with top-quality competitive rugby. We thank everyone involved in Kinsale RFC for their foresight, courage and wisdom to stage a 7s tournament all those years ago.

“The continued dedication of the club members to successfully organise this event, now in its 30 th year is unrivalled in sport in Ireland. They have grown participation in the event with continued success and enjoyment. This event has delivered positive opportunities for our business partners in Kinsale and surrounding area for so many years’’. 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, and all our partners and volunteers for their continued support over the past 30 years.

Additional partners include Hayes Caravan Services, Sponsor of the Women’s Competition and are helping create an exciting new layout for the Heineken Kinsale 7s this year as Festihuts provided on-site accommodation for teams.

Charity partners are St. Gabriel’s School in Bishopstown, Cork – a special school catering for pupils aged 4-18 years with severe to profound intellectual disability and additional medical conditions.

Funds raised at the Heineken Kinsale 7s will contributed to much needed recreational and sports facilities.

For results and gallery of photographs www.kinsale7s.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #Kinsale7s.

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