Athlone 7s in the City takes place at Dubarry Park on Saturday, May 20. This is the fifth year that this event is being staged in the home of Buccaneers.
Originally an all-female sevens tournament, its growing popularity has resulted in the addition of a men’s event for the past two summers.
Thanks to the continued generous support of sponsors Smith’s SuperValu Athlone and Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre, there will be competitions for women’s and men’s teams again this May, with attractive cash prizes on offer. Entries from U18 squads (girls and youths ) are also invited for separate competitions at that age level.
At the launch of this year’s event, Buccaneers RFC president Eddie Walsh thanked the sponsors for their ongoing generous patronage of this event. He acknowledged the huge volunteer effort, mainly by Buccaneers Women’s players, in staging it, and said he was particularly indebted to the work of Mele Kiripati, Lorna Stuart-Trainor, Buccaneers captain Niamh Gough, Claire Wyper, and Judy Dowling.
Smith’s SuperValu Athlone has supported Athlone 7s in the City since its inception. Manager of SuperValu, Tim Dolan, said they are delighted to continue their sponsorship of this event and wished the organisers continued success.
On behalf of Athlone Towncentre Shopping Centre, Shirley Delahunt stated that they too are delighted to again be involved and she was sure the numbers and attraction would continue to grow.
Various activities at the event make it an ideal family day out and there are full bar and dining facilities on site at The Bounty. Entry fee is €200 per squad of 12 players, manager, and coach. Entry fee for U18 squads is €100. Registration is from 11am on the day.
Contact Mele on (083 ) 8452563 or email [email protected] to enter or for further information.