LIMERICK has won the bid to become first northern hemisphere host of the Tag World Cup, it has been confirmed.
The region’s status as a location for international events has been underscored this Wednesday by the announcement that the event, which will take place in the University of Limerick in August 2021, will generate an expected €5m boost for the local economy and thousands of visitor bed nights in local hotels.
A joint bid led by the UL Conference and Sports Campus and the Irish Tag Rugby Association supported by Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau, Failté Ireland and Limerick City and County Council was successful in winning the event for Limerick, which will see 3,000 plus tag rugby players from over 20 countries and their entourages travel to the city.
Read full story here:
Stuart McConnell, Chairman International Tag Federation: “The International Tag Federation are extremely proud to have announced Ireland as the host country for the World Cup 2021. The 2021 World Cup will be the first World Cup to have a Tag Village with fields, accommodation, shops, a gym, swimming pools, banks and restaurants all within walking distance for players, referees and officials.
“The International Tag Federation looks forward to partnering with the Irish Tag Rugby Association and the University of Limerick in delivering the fourth World Cup and the first Tag World Cup in the Northern Hemisphere.”
For full audio from Stuart McConnell, click above.