Wednesday, July 17, 2013

2013 Sporting Events in Ireland

From wold class horse racing to the biggest and best cultural festivals and concerts, there is never a shortage of excitement in Ireland. Here are a couple of the upcoming sporting events taking place throughout Ireland this Fall. Why not plan your travel to Ireland to include one of these amazing events?

All Ireland Hurling Final
September 8, Croke Park, Dublin
The GAA Hurling Championships commences in May with matches taking place around the four provinces of Ireland. Hurling is one of the world's oldest and fastest games, and the different countries will take part, showcasing amazing skill and courage. The tournament culminate with the exciting All-Ireland final being staged in Dublin at the GAA's national stadium, Croke Park, on Sunday, September 8.

All Ireland Football Final
September 22, Dublin, Croke Park
The GAA Football Championship starts in May, with matches being played around Ireland. Counties progress from the four Provincial Championships through to the All-Ireland Championship. The tournament culminates in the thrilling All-Ireland Final, which is held in Croke Park on Sunday, September 22.

Dublin City Marathon
October 28, Dublin
This will be the 34th year of the Dublin Marathon, which is run through the historic Georgian Streets of Dublin, Ireland's largest and capital city. Dublin is home to a quarted of the country's almost four million people. Dublin is only an hour by air from most UK and European cities, and more than half of the expected entry of 10,000 will be made up of overseas runners, many of whole will be returning to sample Irish Hospitality once more.

Autumn International Series
November, Dublin, Aviva Stadium
The end of year rugby union tests, known as Autumn Internationals, are a series of rugby union union test matches that are contested each year - usually November. Teams from the Six Nations Championship play against the competitors in The Rugby Championship; second-tier teams, such as those from North American and Pacific countries, also participate. Each side typically plays three of four Test matches and may choose to play games against provincial or "A" teams. In 2013, Ireland will play host to rugby 'giants' New Zealand and Australia.

Rugby League World Cup
November 9, Thomond Park, Limerick
Ireland v Australia in the Rugby League World Cup 2013. Its your chance to be in attendance at a world cup rugby event. Be there to experience the magic of this game in Thomond Park Stadium.

Leopardstown Christmas FestivalDecember 26, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin
When its time to escape the turkey sandwiches, the Leopardstown Christmas Festival offers an exhilarating day out for sporting fans, socialities and is the big Christmas catch up for friends and family. The racing is top rate, with 6 Grade one races over the four-days.

Travel to Ireland this Fall. Take part in one of these amazing sporting events for a once in a lifetime vacation experience. Travel with Celtic Tours World Vacaitons

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