Stamp of Approval for Women’s Rugby World Cup

13/07/2017

Stamp marks 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland

GPO, Dublin, 13 July 2017: Irish Women’s Rugby Captain, Niamh Briggs was at the GPO today to unveil a special €1 postage stamp celebrating Ireland’s hosting of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup from 9th – 26th August, in Dublin and Belfast.

Designed by Zinc Design Consultants, the stamp features an action photo by Ireland Team Official Photography agents, Inpho Photography (Dan Sheridan), of Irish Team Captain, Niamh Briggs, in action during the historic win over New Zealand at the 2014 Rugby World Cup.   This special stamp and limited edition First Day Cover envelope may be viewed and purchased at irishstamps.ie, at main post offices and Dublin’s GPO stamp shop.

“It’s such an honour to represent Irish Women’s Rugby on this special postage stamp” said Niamh Briggs, the Ireland Women’s Captain at the GPO today. “It marks this special event for Ireland and will really increase awareness of the tournament in the lead-up to the Women’s World Cup. The Country has truly embraced Women’s Rugby and the Women’s Rugby World Cup on home soil will be a celebration of all sports and all those who play and support women’s sport” 

Garda Niamh Briggs, originally from Dungarvan, Co. Waterford and currently stationed in Limerick, became Captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby Team at the start of the 2014/2015 campaign. 

12 teams will take part in this, the 8th Women’s Rugby World Cup in which the pool stages will be played at University College Dublin and the final stages held at Belfast’s Queens University and Kingspan Stadium.  The countries competing are: Ireland, England, Canada, France, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Wales, Spain, Hong Kong and Japan.  England current holds the title. 

Tickets for the Semi-Final and Final Stages in Belfast are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Further information on the tournament can be found on www. www.rwcwomens.com

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