Teams from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Holland and various other countries have registered to participate in Junior, Senior, Veterans and Ladies competitions on five pitches at Cork club's scenic grounds.
The event, which runs from today until Sunday, seems to increase in importance for the local community and rugby scene each year, with a turnover in the region of â0¬6 million generated for Kinsale and Cork.
Teams arriving today came come up to the Kinsale pitches from 4pm onwards, with some ad-hoc matches against other teams - 10-a-side to warm-up. The bar will be open and food available afterwards.
Full details about the teams, match schedule and the weekend's activities are available on the tournament's website, www.kinsalesevens.com.
For anyone wishing to attend and support this excellent event, day tickets are priced at â0¬15, while weekend passes cost â0¬25. Under-12s are allowed in for free. The action starts at 10am sharp on both Saturday and Sunday.
2007 HEINEKEN KINSALE SEVENS SCHEDULE:
- Friday, May 4 -
Warm-Up/Fun 10-A-Side Matches, Men's and Women's, kick-off 4pm
- Saturday, May 5 -
The Howard Holdings Senior Men's Cup - â0¬2500 prize fund (â0¬2000 for the winners and â0¬500 for the runners-up)
- Sunday, May 6 -
Heineken Senior Men's Competition - â0¬7200 and the perpetual trophy for the winners, â0¬1700 for the runners-up, â0¬900 for the third-placed team and the fourth-placed team, and â0¬500 each for the teams finishing 5th-8th
Heineken Senior Women's Competition (two days) - â0¬1000 and a trophy for the winners and â0¬600 for the runners-up
Heineken Junior Men's Competition (two days) - â0¬1800 and a trophy for the winners, â0¬1000 for the runners-up and â0¬600 for the third-placed team and the fourth-placed team
Men's Vets 10s (over 35s, Saturday only) - winners receive a prize and the perpetual trophy