Saturday 10 December 2016

Mulhall urges fans to get behind Ireland women's Rio bid at Sevens repechage

Published 08/04/2016 | 02:30

Lucy Mulhall (SPORTSFILE)
Lucy Mulhall (SPORTSFILE)

Tickets are now on sale for the World Rugby Women's Sevens Olympic Repechage tournament which will be hosted in UCD on June 25 and 26. The tournament will see 16 teams compete for the final place at the Rio Olympics.

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A family of two adults and two kids can watch a full day of Sevens Olympic qualification for as little as €10.

Speaking at the announcement of the tickets going on sale, Ireland Women's Sevens captain Lucy Mulhall said: "As a team we're working really hard towards this event in June. While maintaining our status at the World Series remains really important to us, the chance to take part in Olympic Games is something we really want to achieve.

"The fact that the repechage is taking place on home soil in UCD is really great and we'd hope to see lots of Irish supporters there to cheer us on."

Tournament director Garrett Tubridy explained: "We have priced tickets to encourage kids and families to come to UCD and support the Women's Sevens team. With qualification for Rio at stake, we need to the supporters to make home advantage count.

"There will be over 20 matches each day - each lasting 15 minutes. We will have activities for kids and it should be a great Sevens party atmosphere. We are grateful for the support of Fáilte Ireland and Sport Ireland in hosting the event."

Ireland will compete alongside Kazakhstan, China, Hong Kong, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Samoa, Cook Islands, Argentina and Venezuela for the final coveted place at Rio.

Tickets are available now from Ticketmaster.ie/Sevens.

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