#TheRugby

All About The Rugby

Matches are played across 5 full size pitches. Our two main pitches are among the best in Ireland, with views over rolling countryside and perfectly manicured, level surfaces. 

The Number One pitch is central to all facilities at the event and those in the Club Pavilion will enjoy a grandstand view of matches on this pitch.

Tournament Rules

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Typical Schedule

Rugby is played over two day kicking off at 10am each day!!

Is a fun day for teams arriving early who want a stretch after their journey (give the prop forward a run!). Open from around 4pm, there are no structured competitions this day, however we may locate a referee if teams want to have a fun warm-up match. The bar opens around that time, and the various food sellers will be testing their fayre. This is a great opportunity to meet other teams, have a look around before the spectators arrive, collect your wristbands (4pm onwards) and generally prepare for the Saturday and Sunday competition days.

The Rugby

Our Competitions

Elite Mens

Generally, we would expect Elite Men’s teams to consist of National league players, and either already or planning to compete on the 7s circuit. If you wish to enter an Elite Mens team, please contact the tournament director at [email protected] for info.

Open Ladies / Mens

With separate competitions on Saturday and Sunday, this section is for those Ladies teams who want to experience competitive rugby. Open teams will compete in separate Saturday competitions, and come together on Sunday to compete for the separate Ladies Open Cup competition.

Social Lades / Mens

This is for those teams who wish to enjoy the festival and play some rugby on both Saturday and Sunday. Social teams play in pools on Saturday, and pool winners will go through to a knockout Social Cup on Sunday. There is a Plate competition on Sunday for those who do not qualify for the Cup competition.

Ladies / Mens Plate

The Plate competitions (both Ladies & Mens) are played off on the Sunday of the weekend. They ave been designed for the teams that are unsuccessfulin progressing throught the Social Saturday Pools and for teams that would like to play some Rugby on the Sunday. Not for the faint hearrted!! 

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The Prizes

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Fees to Compete

Entry Fee : €600 (confirmed for 2024)

Team Pack – Once your team application is accepted, your team representative will receive login details to access the team administration section of our website. Once logged in your representative will be able to download team match schedules and create lists of travelling personnel to pre-order event wrist bands which will save your party a lot of time on arrival to the event.

On arrival at the venue – All team managers must visit the control booth in the Entrance Marquee to collect your Weekend Pack and register your arrival. This pack contains meal vouchers, competition vouchers, details of your matches and start times, and any last minute changes to the schedule.

To avoid queuing at the event, players should register in advance by completing the travelling personnel list in the team management section (the Team Inbox). Team Managers may take care of this on behalf of their players. Entry wristbands can then be collected directly from the Entrance Marquee with a minimum of fuss upon arrival by showing valid ID. If you are arriving on the Friday this is an excellent opportunity to complete all your administrative tasks so you are free to enjoy the competition on Saturday and Sunday. Be aware Saturday morning is very busy as all teams arrive between 9am and 12pm. Allow at LEAST ONE HOUR to complete entrance formalities prior to your first kick-off time.