Ireland will host the the Women’s Rugby World Cup in August this year – and ahead of that tournament coming to the Emerald Isle, the trophy will be paying a visit to Ardee next month.
As part of the WRWC Trophy Tour, the trophy left the World Rugby Hall of Fame in the UK last month and has since been on a whistle step tour of clubs and schools across Ireland. It even visited Áras an Uachtarain when it made it’s way to Dublin.
The trophy has also made as appearances at Donnybrook Stadium for the Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam decider between England and Ireland and on March 18th, the trophy was formally presented at the Aviva Stadium during the men’s Six Nations match. Now, it’s coming to Ardee.
The trophy will be in the town on Thursday May 4th from 7pm for a meet-and-greet photo session, where girls, boys and anyone who’d like to can come and have their photo taken with the famous trophy – the piece of silverware the Irish women’s team will be vying to get a hold of home soil at the end of the summer.
The event is being organised by Ardee Rugby Club and is part of the World Rugby World Cup trophy tour. After the photo session at the Ferdia & Cuchulainn staue on Bridge Street, the party will move to Ardee RFC’s Townspark grounds where Ruth Kelly-Brady and her choir will sing Irish rugby anthems like Ireland’s Call and Fields of Athenry.
The theme of the whole evening will be ‘Women & Sport’ and all are welcome – you don’t have to be a member of the rugby club. Girls who play all sports are invited – and those who would like to become involved with a sport locally too.
The rugby club hope schools and sports clubs will come along and take part on the night. Refreshments will also be served. Ahead of the event, Ardee RFC are inviting any interested girls to come along to their Wednesday night training sessions and try the sport out.