Ireland’s Women’s Opel Tag Rugby Team at the Rugby World Cup in Limerick

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Opel Ireland, a proud sponsor of Irish Rugby and the official car partner to the IRFU, is pleased to announce its support to the Irish Women’s Open Tag Rugby Team, who will represent the nation in the 2023 Tag Rugby World Cup from Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th August at the University of Limerick.

The highly anticipated tournament will showcase immense rugby talent from across the globe, including Hong Kong, South Africa, France, New Zealand, Japan, Great Britain, the USA, Italy, and Australia. The exhilarating event will see around 2000 of the world’s best tag rugby players compete for gold medals across men’s, women’s, mixed and senior categories.

Presenting the 20-stong women’s team with gift bags of sporting essentials and providing transport assistance to the group in a Mokka Electric, Jennifer Eagers, Marketing Executive at Opel Ireland said: “Opel Ireland is very proud to support the Women’s Open Tag Rugby Team with water bottles, energy drinks and Opel merchandise. I wish the team every continued success.”

The Irish Women’s Open team is a formidable force in the world of tag rugby, and they will be hoping for success at the World Cup. Comprised of talented and dedicated athletes from all around Ireland, team members have each consistently showcased skill and passion for the sport at both national and international stages with their clubs. Undertaking rigorous training in preparation for the upcoming World Cup, both as a team, twice a month for over twelve months, each of the players has also partaken in their own tag rugby club training each week, making them a force to be reckoned with.

Team Captain, Tena Thornton, said: “We are very grateful and acknowledge the support from Opel Ireland as we look ahead to competing on the world stage, from Limerick. Tag rugby is a growing phenomenon that is attracting more and more women and this tournament is sure to raise the sport’s profile even further.”

In 2019, the International Tag Rugby Federation awarded the 2021 Tag Rugby World Cup to Ireland. Two Covid-19-related postponements later and Ireland is less than days away from hosting the World Cup. For further details on the Tag Rugby World Cup see https://www.tagrugby.ie/post/2023-itf-tag-world-cup-support-your-teams..

Pictured: Tena Thornton (C), Rosie Newton (VC), Rebecca Conway, Hannah O’Sullivan, Cliodhna O’Regan, Jayne Pennefather, Mona Fehily, Orla Maher, Megan Carroll, Tara Coleman, Ellen O’Shea (VC), Lydia Looney, Tara O’Connor, Shauna Bermingham, Mairead O’ Sullivan, Cat Galvin, Fiona Brauneisen, Zoe Carroll, Fiona O’Shea, Michaela Fitzgibbon, Mike Storey (Coach), Syphonia Pua (Manager).