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The World's Most Relentless Sport And Greatest Boyband Are Coming To Dublin This Weekend

The World's Most Relentless Sport And Greatest Boyband Are Coming To Dublin This Weekend
By Mark Farrelly Updated

This weekend sees the return of Dublin's biggest rugby festival, The Dublin 7s Festival 2017, which will not only feature teams from around the world but also entertainment from ... wait for it ... 5ive and Smash Hits.

The tournament runs from 10am until late and there are a whole bunch of reasons why it's worth heading to.

The Sport


A fast-paced, relentless sport that promises incredible attacking rugby throughout the day. Once you've watched 7s rugby you quickly understand why it's becoming one of the fastest growing sports on the planet. Saturday's tournament will play host to some of the game's finest exponents.

The Teams

Taking place on Belvedere Rugby Club's grounds, teams from Ireland, Italy and Jaimaca - to name a few - will take part in the Men's Elite competition, while the Women's Open will feature the Irish and Welsh development sides, UL Bohs and Old Belvo. Meanwhile the Men's Open sees Wild Geese, Belgium Barbardians, Landsdowne FC and Buffalos compete, with registration still open for some last minute entries.

The Leinster 7s School Final will also be a highlight, as Terenure College take on Kings Hospital School.

The Fans

All ages are catered for, with Heineken Tent and Bushmills Garden at the pitch side, along with a family are and kids' funzone to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. There's also plenty of food available, not to mention gourmet BBQ Steak Sandwiches for Premium Ticket Holders in the Players Lounge. Of course, fancy dress is not just allowed, it's encouraged.


Did I mention 5ive!?


If Ye Gettin Down ... Everybody Get Up ... Slam Dunk The Funk ... Keep On Movin ... Let's Dance ... Yes, they're the band that has spent a lifetime telling us what way to move and they, along with Smash Hits will be the highlight of the After Party, which goes on until 1am.

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