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Ireland's World Cup pool games sell out six weeks in advance

All 16,000 tickets for the games against Australia, Japan and France have been snapped up.

Ireland are set to play in front of their biggest home support next month.
Ireland are set to play in front of their biggest home support next month.
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TICKETS FOR ALL three of Ireland’s Women’s Rugby World Cup games have now been sold out with a crowd of 16,000 expected at the Belfield Bowl to support Tom Tierney’s side.

Tournament organisers had added extra seating to the UCD venue after ‘unprecedented demand’ but this morning announced that the remaining seats have been snapped up six weeks in advance.

Ireland begin their Pool C campaign against Australia on Wednesday 9 August at 7pm, with the meeting of defending champions England and Spain and the clash between USA and Italy taking place beforehand.

The format of the Women’s World Cup means tickets are sold per venue, per day, with supporters gaining access to all three matches.

A small number of tickets for the games at the neighbouring Billings Park in UCD are still available.

“We are absolutely delighted to announce that all matchdays at the UCD Bowl are now sold-out, and that we are able to put an additional number of tickets up for sale for the game days at Billings Park,” tournament director, Garrett Tubridy, said.

“Supporters that purchased a ticket for an Ireland game also get access to the other World Cup games at that venue that day, so we are encouraging fans to come early, bring support for the other teams and enjoy the fan village between games.”

After opening their tournament against the Wallabies, Ireland then face Japan on Sunday 13 August (5.15pm) and France on Thursday 17 August (7.45pm).

The tournament then moves north to Belfast, where the knockout stages will be played out at Queen’s University and Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium.

For supporters not fortunate enough to get their hands on tickets, Ireland’s games will be shown live on eir Sport.

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