Club vs Country as Birmingham hosts Team Ireland

TICentral City Rollergirls are preparing for an exciting match up on 13th September as they make league history and take on a national squad in the form of Team Ireland. The double header sees Team Ireland play against both of Birmingham’s women’s leagues, CCR and Birmingham Blitz Dames, as World Cup warm-up games.

The games will have double importance for CCR skaters Siobhan Murphy (Tinchy Slider) and Dana Scurry, as they will play for both Team Ireland (in the first game) and CCR (in the second game). The Birmingham-based skaters were delighted to be selected for the Irish Roller Derby Training Squad after an intense selection process that started in February this year. Born to Irish parents, both are proud to represent Ireland at an international level. Siobhan and Dana have been participating in regular training sessions in Dublin and their most recent game saw them take a convincing win in Dublin against The West Indies in August.

Siobhan said “It’s definitely going to be strange for us Birmingham skaters. As part of Team Ireland we’ve built up some great relationships on track over the last 7 months and hope to put on 2 great games. But the home leagues (CCR and Blitz Dames) skate together several times a week and are most certainly tough opponents. I’m anticipating some challenging games!”

Game details:
Facebook event: https://m.facebook.com/events/736613603062787
Double header: Team Ireland v Central City Rollergirls & Team Ireland v Birmingham Blitz Dames
Date: 13th Sept
Time: 13:30
Location: Doug Ellis Sports Centre, 150 Wellhead Lane, Perry Barr B42 2SY
Tickets: £7 advance, £10 on the door. Concessions £4 advance, £5 on the door. Under 12s free

Siobhan and Dana hope to join several of CCR’s officials in making the journey to Dallas. With the final squad soon to be announced, these are sure to be intense games. Come along and show your support to our World Cup hopefuls.

Want to help Team Ireland get to Dallas? Donate via the fundraising page: www.indiegogo.com/projects/team-ireland-roller-derby or visit the Team Website at www.teamireland.com

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