Ireland’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been revealed today, as the IRFU have put together an impressive proposal to host the tournament.
Ireland will face major opposition from South Africa, as World Rugby will be eager to return the competition to a traditional stronghold after Japan in 2019.
The 12 stadiums included are dotted around the country, with eight of those included being owned by the GAA. The big omissions are Semple Stadium in Tipperary and the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.
Stadiums included in Ireland’s Rugby World Cup 2023 bid:
Celtic Park (Derry)
Casement Park (Antrim)
Croke Park (Dublin)
Aviva Stadium (Dublin)
Nowlan Park (Kilkenny)
Páirc Uí Chaoimh (Cork)
Fitzgerald Stadium (Killarney)
Thomond Park (Limerick)
Pearse Stadium (Galway)
McHale Park (Mayo)
Stadia proposed for Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid pic.twitter.com/j0OALzNhdw
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If you weren’t excited enough, the IRFU has released a video voiced by Liam Neeson to launch the bid.
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