Irish Rugby Tours signs on as sponsor of 2017 Can-Am Rugby Tournament

Saranac Lake Placid, NY – July 11, 2017

The premier sports tour operator in Ireland has officially signed on as sponsor of the 2017 Can-Am Rugby Tournament, hosted in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, NY.

Irish Rugby Tours has organized incoming rugby tours for the past 18 years, combining sport, culture, and travel to create memorable life experiences.

The rugby tour operator will partner with the Saranac Lake Mountaineer Rugby Club, which is set to host over 100 sides July 28-30. This will mark the 44th renewal of an event that dates back to 1974 when eight teams participated in Saranac Lake. Men and women, young and old boys will face-off in friendly battles.

The largest rugby tournament in North America has spilled into nearby Lake Placid and incorporates a total of 13 pitches. It has become Saranac Lake’s most significant economic weekend.

Irish Rugby Tours features customized sports tours both in and out of Ireland. The firm’s staff is highlighted by some of the sport’s finest coaches, coupled with employees that are steeped in the hospitality industry.

“With unrivaled expertise in facilitating tours, we have brought over 1,500 teams to Ireland since we were founded in 1998,” said George Hook, Managing Director of Irish Rugby Tours. “We’re really looking forward to coming to the Can-Am. We’ve heard so much about it over the years. Now we get to experience this great event first hand.”

“Every sports tour is designed to meet your requirements – you want rugby, we get you great, carefully selected games that match your standard. You want to party, we know the best places. Let us know what you want on your tour.”

The company delivers first-class service, coupled with an eye on value for high schools, clubs, colleges, individuals, and couples. Those who travel with Irish Rugby Tours will be treated to the finest in upscale accommodations and luxury motor coaches. Given its international clientele, service is offered 24-7-365.

Irish Rugby Tours have a steep heritage in USA Rugby and have been heavily involved since 1985 whilst coaching at the highest possible level. They also have catered for all National Teams from USA Rugby touring throughout Europe and are sponsors of the USA Eagles Women’s Team for the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland this August.

The 2017 edition of the Can-Am Rugby Tournament is being billed as a reunion, similar to what occurs on college campuses annually. Given the event’s longevity, several generations of ruggers have become familiar with the Tri-Lakes Region of the Adirondacks and are ready to extend the legacy of this major rugby tournament.

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