City of Derry Rugby is celebrating 2013 in style with a host of special events in its Festival of Rugby throughout the year.
An Ulster Past Players Invitational side containing several heroes of the European Cup winning side of 1999 will take on the current City of Derry first XV in a special challenge encounter at Judges Road.
The club is hosting the prestigious Referees Annual Dinner at the City Hotel. President this year is Derry stalwart Marshall Kilgore. A total of 14 teams from Ireland, England, Scotland and around Europe will compete in a Golden Oldies tournament at Judges Road.
The club is also hosting the George Tees Cup, a one-day event with 14 teams competing in a shortened version of the game.
The combined rules match between City of Derry and local GAA side Steelstown is being resurrected after a gap of many years for a very special afternoon of sport.
IRFU Ulster Branch Referees’ Dinner
City Hotel, April 13
City of Derry v Ulster Past Players
Judges Road,April 27
Golden Oldies Tournament
Judges Road, May 4 – 5
All Ireland Club Sevens Finals
Judges Road, May 11
City of Derry v Steelstown
Judges Road May 19
George Tees Cup
Judges Road, August 24