Two South West travel agents have joined forces to offer a one-day trip to Dublin for Cornish Pirates’ fans to watch their team play in the British and Irish Cup.
Wickers World Travel and Newell’s Travel have teamed up to charter an aircraft to fly players, officials and supporters of the Cornish Pirates to Dublin to see the team take on 2009 European Champions, Leinster.
Brian Wick, managing partner at Wickers’ said: “Being big fans of the Cornish Pirates, we didn’t want them having to play a crucial match without any supporters cheering them on.
“This flight is also a great opportunity to bring players and fans together which I’m sure will create an exciting atmosphere in the run up to the game with, hopefully, victorious celebrations on our return.”
Also included in the day trip is the chance to visit the centre of Dublin’s Fair City and sample some of the capital’s delights before being transferred to the ground in the afternoon for the game.
Roger Hawke, managing director of Newells, said: “This is a big match for everyone involved with the Cornish Pirates and so as a local travel agent, we wanted to offer loyal supporters in the county the chance to support their team.
“It can be hard to arrange flights and transfers for an event like this that are not too costly and this is where our package comes in.
Cornish Pirates’ team manager, Jan Rendall, said: “With this is mind, we have made the journey as reasonable and hassle free as possible allowing people to sit back, relax and enjoy the day without any worries of travelling.”
“Playing away is always so much better when you have a decent fan base cheering you on, and the Pirates’ fans certainly know how to make a good noise!
“The team is in great shape and we intend for the trip home to be a celebration!”
The flight from Newquay to Dublin on Friday, November 27 costs £199 per person and includes coach transfers throughout the day and all taxes.
To book please contact Wickers World Travel on 01637 875 255 or www.wickerworldtravel.co.uk or Newell’s Travel on 0800 652 3452 or www.newelltravel.co.uk.