EuroPub League 2013 â€“ Tipperary Meeting in Thurles on 21st of December 2012
On Friday the 21st of December 2012, Declan travelled to Thurles and met with Adrian and Eamon amongst others. Declan visited the tournament site where we had a very positive meeting about this years coming tournament.
The following matters were discussed:
Considering the location of the event in Tipperary, it would be easiest for those travelling for just the tournament itself to consider travelling to either Shannon or Cork airports as they are closer to Thurles than Dublin airport.
Dublin airport is approx. 2 hours from Thurles whilst Shannon or Cork is approx. 1 hour.
Here are the websites for each airport:
For those who are considering hiring a coach to travel to Thurles we would recommend visiting the following website for a reliable and reasonably priced service.
Transport to and from the tournament site and party venues will be provided for and included in the costing for the tournament.
As previously stated, we have negotiated a very good rate in a local hotel called The Anner Hotel. The rate is â‚Ź35 per person per night sharing. This includes a full Irish breakfast each morning and the use of the hotels leisure facilities.
I would suggest that people try to book this accommodation as soon as possible to ensure that all teams are situated in the one hotel. In the event that all teams canâ€™t be facilitated here, this hotel has a sister hotel in Thurles also and they will be offering the same rate. Declan has visited the Anner Hotel and was very impressed with the rates being offered.
Here are the websites for the hotels:
PLEASE STATE THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING THE EUROPUB LEAGUE WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION TO AVAIL OF THE SPECIAL PRICE
Two party venues have been booked for the opening ceremony on the Friday evening and the presentation ceremony on the Saturday night. Declan visited both venues and met with the owners who are looking forward to hosting the events.
Special discounts or beer vouchers will be handed out in keeping with previous years. Negotiations
vouchers/discounts will be made available.
The tournament itself will be played on two grass pitches. In the unlikely event that the pitches are unavailable due to poor weather conditions, an alternative venue will be sourced, but will mean playing on an artificial surface. So everyone should pack both football boots and astro runners.
As it stands, we have 8 teams confirmed to take part in the tournament with the possibility of 2 more. The amount of teams will dictate the format the tournament takes and will be decided upon close to the event itself.
Declan indicated that there is the possibility of a ladies team travelling to the event. We can provide a ladies team to play them as part of the tournament also.
We can also provide additional players in the event that any team is short on numbers.
The tournament will be refereed by referees accredited with The Football Association of Ireland. There will be a minimum of 3 referees present. This will also allow for linesmen during the tournament final.
Hot food (burgers, hot dogs etc) and refreshments including beer will be available on the day at the tournament site.
Like Mannheim, music will be present throughout the tournament and each teamâ€™s national anthem will be played.
A professional photographer has been sourced for the weekend. It is also hoped that as like Mannheim, a video of the tournament will be available to play at the presentation ceremony.
T-shirts can be made available for those teams who wish to order them. They will be high quality garments from Irish sportswear company O’Neill’s. Please visit their website for at www.oneills.com. The cost can be included in tournament cost for each team who wish to purchase them.
We are fully aware of the cost for travelling to Ireland for the EuroPub League and we will ensure that all costs are kept to a minimum throughout.
We will be touch again in the coming weeks to confirm further details of teams who have booked flights and accommodation. If any team has already booked, it would be helpful if they informed us.
I hope the above is helpful and if anyone has any questions or needs any help please feel free to contact me on any of the options below:
On Facebook via Clodiagh Rangers FC Via email – firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile – 00353 85 8626146
For overall Infos you can also contact Bernd Herger, Declan Crean or Kevin Teeroovengadum over Facebook.