Thursday 19 July 2018

Mulhall urges fans to support Rio Sevens push

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.

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 for the repechage going on sale, Ireland Women's Sevens captain and Wicklow native 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 get to Rio and 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 Ireland 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 Rio berth.

Tickets for the event, which is supported by Sport Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, are available now from

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