Buccaneers RFC are hosting '7s in the City' - a one-day all-Women's Sevens rugby tournament at Dubarry Park, Athlone on Saturday, May 31. The event starts at 1pm and supports Action Breast Cancer.
Three competitions are planned for the day - Open, Junior and Under-18s. Entry fee for the Open event is €200 per squad of 12 players and a prize fund of €2,000 is on offer, with €1,500 for the winners and €500 to the runners-up.
The entry fee to the Junior competition is €120 per squad where a first prize of €800 is at stake with €200 going to the runners-up. Lunch is included in the registration fee, and there will be a 'goody bag' for each player.
The Women's Open sponsors are Michael Moore Car Sales, Athlone,with Smith's Supervalu, Athlone, being the title sponsors.
Action Breast Cancer is benefiting from the tournament and all squads are invited to nominate a team member to dye her hair pink on the day!
There will be a variety of prizes also, including for the team with the wackiest socks. Activities will include a bouncy castle, so if you have children, bring them along.
There will be a pig on the spit too. So come along and enjoy the fun and sport - Carrie and Samantha might be there too!
For further information or to book, please contact the tournament organisers Mele Kiripati (0863462449), Sandra Griffin (0870925504) or Claire Wyper (0879401336). Email: email@example.com.
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne and Ireland Women's out-half and IRFU Women's & Girls Rugby Development Executive Nora Stapleton talk about the Irish bid to host the next Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017.
Looking forward to facing England on Sunday, Ireland winger Tommy Bowe said: "We've trained very well this week, we're really excited about the game. It's about going out there and doing whatever we can to get ourselves that win."
Second row Devin Toner previews Ireland's crunch RBS 6 Nations clash with England, saying: "It's a pretty formidable English pack. Attwood and Kruis have played fantastically well. They're well drilled and focused and their scrum and lineout are very good."
Looking forward to facing England this weekend, Ireland back rower Sean O'Brien said: "It's obviously exciting, but it's one game at a time. I don't think there's any more pressure on us than in the first two games. That's the way you have to look at it."
Irish Rugby TV sat down with Ireland Under-20 scrum coach John Fogarty to talk about the U-20 Six Nations so far and Friday's clash with England at Donnybrook. Tickets are on sale on www.ticketmaster.ie.
Ireland Under-20 captain Nick McCarthy and fellow back Billy Dardis spoke to Irish Rugby TV about Friday's U-20 Six Nations showdown with England at Donnybrook. Tickets available on www.ticketmaster.ie.
Shane Byrne and Malcolm O'Kelly preview the Ireland v England Legends match which takes place at Donnybrook this coming Saturday (kick-off 7.30pm). Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie. All proceeds from the game will go to support the IRFU Charitable Trust and the RFU All Schools Charity.
Watch highlights from the Ireland team announcement press conference as Joe Schmidt reveals the team to play France. Peter O'Mahony says it is good to 'have some big figures back' for Saturday's clash.