Umbrella 7’s 2016
Fast pace… Quick (buck) passing… Strategic attacks – no not the Irish general elections, its the Umbrella 7s 2016!
The Umbrella 7s will take place in Terenure College on April 16th. Now in it’s 5th year, the Umbrella 7s gets Irish boys U15s and U17s to raise money for less fortunate youngsters in Nepal, while engaging in a brilliant brand of rugby the season before their Junior and Senior cupchallenges!
2016 U17s & U15s Cup winners YOUR TEAM?????
2015 U17s Cup winners Terenure College & U15s Cup winners Castleknock College
2014 U17s Cup winners Belevedere College & U15s Cup winners Clongowes Wood College
2013 U17s Cup winners St Andrews College & U15s Cup winners Kilkenny College
2012 U17s Cup winners Newbridge College
AND in the year that 7s Rugby comes to the Olympics! The Umbrella 7s is endorsed by our patron Jamie Heaslip, Ireland manager Joe Schmidt and former Ireland international Tony Ward. Entry per team is €300 (or €25 per player), with competitions for U15s and U17s.
To add to the incentive to fundraise, we are delighted to announce that Jamie Heaslip has once again offered to do a training session with teams raising in excess of €2000 (or €165 per player). Last year Kilkenny College succeeded in raising the funds and had a brilliant afternoon with Jamie going through various aspects of their game with the Lions, Ireland and Leinster Legend! There’s no doubt it’s a challenge but that’s where teamwork comes into play!
The event takes place just over a year since the earthquake that struck on the 25th of April last year. Since then, there have been many aftershocks, as well as the blockade imposed on the country, further exacerbating the difficult road to recovery. Events like the Umbrella 7s raise critical funds for people in need in one of the worlds poorest countries.
For more information or to enter a team please contact Ciara on 0860483730 or email [email protected]