Transport & Visas
There are daily direct flights to Ireland from a wide range of cities in the UK, US, Europe and the UAE. Thanks to two major low cost Irish airlines – Ryanair and Aer Lingus – as well as dozens of other international carriers, our international airports in Dublin and Shannon are able to welcome more and more visitors from all over the world into Ireland every single day.
Shannon Airport allows visitors to arrive straight into the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, only 30 minutes from Limerick City. It is the primary international airport facilitating flights in and out of the West Coast of Ireland. It has daily summer flights to cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Paris, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Vienna, Faro, London Heathrow, Edinburgh, Manchester and many more. A private shuttle can be arranged to bring you to the University of Limerick campus. The journey should take about 30 minutes and cost approximately €10 per person when booking for a group. Public transport and taxi services are also available.
From Dublin Airport, players and staff will have a number of options in getting to Limerick. The most common method of travel will be via bus, which there are many services running on the hour daily from Dublin Airport directly to the University of Limerick campus. This journey costs €15-20 one way per person. You can also rent cars at Dublin Airport and the journey to Limerick is a 2-2.5 hour drive.
Teams should make enquiries about flights, however no flights should be booked until after the team registration is closed and after WFDF confirms each team on the bid list. This will happen around January 2022.
Health & Medical
All event participants (athletes, coaches and team support) are recommended to obtain travel insurance prior to booking and health insurance before leaving your home country.
The Irish healthcare system is based on individuals carrying personal insurance. WFDF and the WMUCC LOC does not provide coverage for participants. There are always risks associated with playing Ultimate. Although WMUCC will have medical staff on site to deal with first aid and assess critical injuries, there may be injuries in which players need medical attention that requires emergency visits to local hospitals.
WFDF and the LOC kindly request that all players and event participants acknowledge these risks and understand that WFDF and the LOC cannot be held liable for any risk or cost associated with injury or bad health at WMUCC. All event participants should alleviate some personal financial liability by purchasing your own travel and health insurance to make sure you are covered for any medical issues or event cancellations that could arise.
Once the event bid list is published and your team is registered, we encourage each team to make specific and timely enquiries about obtaining a visa to enter Ireland. Teams are responsible for obtaining the correct paperwork to visit Europe to compete at the WFDF 2022 World Masters Ultimate Club Championships in Limerick.
The TOC cannot provide specific advice on the process, however we do strongly recommend that you get started as soon as possible. The TOC can provide your team manager/administrator with a letter confirming your team’s registration at the event.
To do that (after teams have registered and paid their fees) we require confirmation of the following details for all the members of your team:
- Full name (as shown on passport);
- Passport number;
- Date of birth;
- Role on team (i.e. player, coach, manager, etc.)
Please send the information to email@example.com. Make sure you leave us some time to produce this document: do not assume that we can send it back the same day. Please note: we cannot and will not provide a formal “invitation” to attend the event and non-ability to enter Ireland is not grounds to request a refund for a team and/or player fees.
We recommend EVERY TEAM makes specific enquiries to fully understand visa and travel requirements.