10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
Rugby World Cup fever is approaching and with the help of Munster rugby's finest, who hail from World Cup nations such as New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and of course Ireland, the IMNDA launched its very first Tag Rugby World Cup.
Tag rugby is a hugely popular summer game for both sexes and all ages. We are looking for 20 teams to play on the day that will represent the 20 countries competing in September's World Cup, so this is your chance wear your country's colours and be a World Cup winner this summer!
This one day charity 7-a-side blitz will be sticking to the official IRFU Tag rugby playing laws, which can be found at http://www.irfutag.ie (Mixed team, min of 3 female players on the pitch at any time/max players per squad is 15 - each game is 15 minutes long).
It is just €200 to submit your team into this fun tournament which will also include a delicious summer barbecue and goodie bag for each player.
The clubhouse bar will be open all day, there will be presentations with special guests, a raffle and music will conclude the day's festivities, so bring your friends!
You don't need to go all the way to New Zealand to get into the rugby spirit!!
All proceeds raised will go towards helping people with Motor Neurone Disease, an incurable neurological condition that leaves people unable to do everyday things that the rest of us take for granted - walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible.
The IMNDA is the primary support organisation in Ireland providing care for people with MND, their families and carers.
To provide these essential services, the IMNDA depends heavily on fundraising and donations which provide over 75% of its overall income.