The ‘Terenure 13s’ is now in its sixth year and involves teams from several European countries.
This year teams from England, Scotland, France and Belgium will meet teams from every province of Ireland, including hosts Terenure College RFC.
The games will take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, April 29, including an international match played on Saturday between a specially selected Ireland XV and Rest of Europe XV.
On Sunday, April 30, the matches begin at 9.45am with the Finals starting from 1.45pm.
TV personality Brent Pope will be on hand to watch the Rugby, and to make the presentations following the finals.
Apart from the feast of rugby on the pitch, the festival offers plenty of family entertainment off the pitch too; with food stalls, drink, family activities and fun in a true festival atmosphere.
This international festival is unique and is becoming one of the biggest and best European youth rugby festivals of its kind, featuring teams from across the continent playing against one another in both a league and knock-out format on full sized pitches, with fully qualified IRFU referees.
The festival gives all involved the chance to develop lasting friendships with teams from Ireland and all over Europe.
The tournament has been endorsed by Ireland coach Joe Schmidt who commented: “The Terenure U13 European Festival embodies so much of what is good about rugby; fun, fair play and friendships, blended with keen competition. A great event made possible by a great group of volunteers!”
Don’t miss this festival of rugby over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Head to Terenure College RFC to see the best emerging rugby talent from across Europe.