Ireland Women Visit the President!

The European champs were invited to meet their head of state!

The Irish women’s team with Irish president Michael D. Higgins

The Irish women’s team, who won the EUC earlier this year, were invited to Áras an Uachtaráin, the official residence of the president of Ireland, and met with president Michael D. Higgins on Friday, November 8. The president has been a vocal supporter of women’s sports. The team discussed work on the 20×20 campaign to shift the cultural perception of women’s sport through increased visibility, participation and attendance of women’s sports by 20% by 2020. The Irish Flying Disc Association (IFDA) is an official partner of the 20×20 campaign.

The visit has been covered on the president’s own website as well as the Irish Times.

  1. Ravi Vasudevan

    Ravi Vasudevan is Ultiworld's European editor and a host of the podcast EuroZone. Emails about EuroZone should go to Ravi played for WPI in the US until 2008. He has been living and playing in Europe since 2009 and has competed at WUGC 2012, WUCC 2014 and WUCC 2018.

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