The Women’s Rugby Cup Trophy Tour is continuing its trek around Ireland with smiles, fun and festivals the order of the day on each stop along the way.
Monday, May 1 marked 100 days to the start of the tournament, and while that milestone kicks off the countdown, the Trophy Tour has already reached 100 stops and clocked up over 8,500 kilometres.
— Eoin McHugh (@EoinMcHughNEWS) May 2, 2017
Over recent weeks the tour has taken in clubs, schools and festivals in Munster and Leinster and has been supported along the way by the likes of Sean O’Brien, Gordon D’Arcy, Niamh Briggs, Nora Stapleton and a host of other Ireland players.
Earlier this week the trophy paid a visit to the Gaelic Warriors wheelchair rugby team and former Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan got to try her hand at a different form of the game.
— amy fitzpatrick (@amyfitzpatric14) May 3, 2017
It’s not just rugby fans who are excited about seeing the trophy and hosting the Women’s Rugby World Cup. Balbriggan RFC recently hosted the trophy and were delighted to welcome girls from the local GAA, Boxing and Cricket clubs.
— Eamon Darcy (@DarcyEamon) May 2, 2017
Schools are getting in on the fun as well with classes working on projects related to the countries taking part in the tournament. Burnsfort National School have even created their own ‘Irish Haka’ to welcome the Black Ferns when they arrive in Ireland.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) April 24, 2017
Speaking to Scrumqueens.com about making Ireland 2017 the most memorable Women’s Rugby World Cup ever, Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy said: “We have been touring the trophy around the island, with the 100th event taking place last weekend. That’s been great for the promotion of the tournament.
“Ticket sales have been going well and there is a real sense that this could be one of those ‘I was there’ tournaments.”
This week and next the trophy heads north again and will take in Ulster’s PRO12 derby match with Leinster at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday evening
To follow the tour and find out where the trophy is heading next, please check out http://www.rwcwomens.com/trophy-tour.