Wheelchair Rugby, also known as 'Murderball' is the fastest growing sport in the world. Underlining it popularity as a spectator sport, Wheelchair Rugby was the first sport to sell out in the London Paralympic games thanks in no small part to the dedication, physicality and athleticism of the players. In addition to spinal injuries, Wheelchair rugby encompasses those with cerebral palsy, brittle bone syndrome, birth amputees, muscular dystrophy, meningitis and other upper/lower limb impairments. Players have overcome individual challenges and battled adversity in their desire to wear the green jersey on the international stage.
David Ross, former flanker for Ulster Schools Development team;
"When I woke from my operation Rory Best and Tommy Bowe were at my bedside, they have been a huge source of encouragement and have kept me believing in myself. Wheelchair Rugby came into my life during rehab when I attended a demo match ……It's now not just a sport but a way of life for me"
Ireland v France - 'The Rumble in the Clontarf Jungle' takes place at 8pm on Friday July 11th at IAW Sports, Blackheath Drive, Clontarf, Dublin. Admission is free.