Teams from around the world will be heading to Limerick this summer to take part in the World Masters Ultimate Frisbee Championships. Some 2,000 competitors are expected to take part in the event, which will be held at the University of Limerick from 25 June to 2 July.
The 2022 Championships will be the first WFDF Master's championship since 2018 as the events planned for Australia in 2020 and then 2021 were cancelled due to the pandemic.
The tournament director for the Limerick event described the team sport as "a bit like American football with a frisbee".
Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Liam Grant said the sport is popular globally and around 130 nations ‘play it properly’. He added that Ireland has some good players - particularly the women's team, who are the current European champions.Mr Grant said that the Irish Flying Disc Association has information on clubs for anyone who is interested.
During the eight-day tournament, the athletes will compete in either Master Open, Master Women’s, Master Mixed, Grand Master Open, Grand Master Women’s, Grand Master Mixed and Great-Grand-Master open, Great-Grand-Master Women’s and Great-Grand-Master Mixed divisions.
Due to the size of the tournament, games will be played at various grounds across Limerick including LIT and UL Bohs.