Union Cup – Your Guide to the Weekend
June 6, 2019 9:26 am Site Editor
Union Cup is Europe’s biggest LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament. The two-day festival of rugby will be held this June 8th-9th, with an expected 45 teams from 15 countries to participate, making it the biggest Union Cup to date.
Union Cup Dublin will host a dedicated women’s tournament for the first time, with teams competing for the Anne Louise Gilligan Cup.
The Tournament is taking place at Dublin’s DCU sports campus across five pitches.
Limited Tickets are available from www.unioncupdublin.ie and are priced at €10 for adult tickets €5 for children (under 2s go free), and profits go to Belong To LGBT youth services.
The Supporters Village will have music, food and drink options. Supporters can expect lots of family fun including a family rave at midday on Saturday.
It’s set to be a showery weekend, but you can’t have a rainbow without the rain! Come prepared for the changing June weather and don’t let the rain dampen your spirits.
All up to date information and fixtures can be found at www.unioncup.ie
The DCU Sports Campus is based on the Ballymun Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 and is well serviced by Dublin Bus.
Bus Stop No. 28 stopping outside the gates – Routes serving this stop are:
11 Towards Wadelai Park; 13 Towards Harristown; 155 Towards IKEA (Ballymun); 4 Towards Harristown; 70d Towards DCU; 9 Towards Charlestown.
And Bus Stop No. 38 across the road – Routes serving this stop are:
11 Towards Sandyford Business District; 13 Towards Grange Castle; 155 Towards Bray Rail Station; 4 Towards Monkstown Avenue; 70d Towards Dunboyne; 9 Towards Limekiln Ave.
If you’re travelling by car you can use the DCU car park free of charge for the weekend which is a three-minute walk to the festival site.
Key Timings Over Weekend (Festival Village and Fanzone)
Saturday 8 June
12.00 Family Rave @ Union Cup Village
13.30-15.00 Rugby Rodeo & Rugby Fanzone (Vodafone Tent)
15.00-16.30 Emerald City Party (Bank of Ireland Tent)
16.30-18.00 Photos at Guinness Union Cup Gates (Guinness Tent)
Sunday 9 June
13.30 Ann Louise Gilligan Cup (First Ever Women’s Cup)
16.30 Union Cup Final Refereed by Nigel Owens (Men’s Cup)
19.15 Union Cup Dublin Awards Ceremony Pitchside