12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
This is a great opportunity for teams to test themselves against other clubs/invitational teams before the season begins in earnest.
At the start of the new season, it is also the ideal time to build a good team spirit and a Sevens competition could be the perfect start.
The participation fee is €120 per team. More than one entry per club is welcome as are 'invitational' teams. Each squad consists of a maximum of 12 players and the participation fee includes a BBQ for each player.
Food and drink will be available throughout the day from the Bounty restaurant and bar at Dubarry Park and for those interested in staying for the craic in the evening, there is accommodation available.
There will be prizes (value depending on the number of entries) for the winners and runners-up in each section.
Please confirm your interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by contacting Geraldine on 0861732711.
The closing date for applications and participation fees is Friday, July 30. Please find further information about the tournament on www.buccaneersrfc.com.
Tournament organiser Alex Hayman, a member of the Buccaneers senior squad, said: "We hope to make this tournament fun, and with a good level of rugby for all to enjoy."
Last August's inaugural Midland Sevens was won by host club Buccaneers who beat Castlebar in a competitive senior final.