ATHLONE RUGBY 7’s TOURNAMENT takes place on the August Bank Holiday Saturday 3rd at Dubarry Park, Athlone, with the event again being generously sponsored by SMITH’S SUPERVALU and host club BUCCANEERS RFC.


Sevens competitions are traditionally held at the end of the season, but BUCCANEERS believe that there is interest and indeed demand for such an event in the build up to a new season. Tournaments such as the AR7’s gives players, coaches and mentors alike a competitive chance to check on player fitness and skills levels as well as providing an ideal opportunity for team bonding and spiritbuilding.

Three competitions are planned for the day, MENS OPEN, MENS JUNIOR and WOMENS OPEN, with COLM QUINN MINI coming on board as sponsor for the ladies event. Very attractive prizes are on offer with €3,000 up for grabs for the MENS OPEN event while the MENS JUNIOR and WOMENS squads can win €1,000. Entry Fee per squad of 12 players is €300 for OPEN MENS with €200 applying to the MENS JUNIOR and WOMENS competitions.

All squads of 12 players will be fed on the day at ‘The Bounty’

and this extra is covered by the entry fee.

A TAG RUGBY tournament is planned for Sunday, August 4th. Entry Fee for this event is €120 per mixed team of 12 players. IRFU mixed tag rules will apply. Discount is available to squads entering in both the Sevens and Tag tournaments.

PANTHER SPORTS are providers of all branded apparel for the weekend which promises to be competitive, yet enjoyable. Food and drinks will be available daily at the BOUNTY BAR.


So let’s see you all at the fourth ATHLONE RUGBY 7’s and give your season a real kick off!

Good value accommodation packs will be available.

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