EURO 50 explained

EURO 50 is a five-aside football tournament, that reflects Mercury's presence across Europe. 

16 teams from 11 countries will come together as we celebrate our 50th year in business. Squads are made up of eight players, and a manager.

Each squad must feature at least one female, one male & one player aged over 40. Alongside the football, there will be a number of off-field activities to keep players, spectators and volunteers entertained throughout.

The final tournament will take place on August 13th 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany. EURO 50 is one of many initiatives we are hosting to celebrate Mercury's 50th year in business.

This web-page will be used to provide our people with updates on the latest announcements, fixtures, results and more from the EURO 50 final tournament and qualifiers.

Click play on the video below for an explainer on everything you need to know about EURO 50.

TRAVEL ADVICE

Many European airports are currently experiencing peak summer season. You should keep up to date with queue times for baggage and security for your airport of travel.

You should check in to your flight 24 hours in advance. Please contact your team representative if you are unclear on any aspect of travel.

Current German regulations require all incoming travelers to wear face masks while travelling into Germany.

Where applicable, please provide details of your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before travelling. This should be sent to niamh.gilmore@mercuryeng.com.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Name: Hotel Motel One Frankfurt-Messe.

Address: Europa-Allee 25, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Location: The hotel is a 15 minute taxi journey from Frankfurt Airport. It can be reached from Frankfurt HBF (Central) Train Station on foot within 15 minutes.

Click here to view the hotel location on Google Maps.

A local, Frankfurt-based rep will be on hand in the hotel reception, to greet those who arrive on Friday.

Check-in time: 3pm | Check-out time: 12pm

Mercury guests will be treated to live music in the hotel courtyard from 8pm on Friday evening.

EURO 50 VENUE INFORMATION

Name: Eintracht Frankfurt Rugby.

Address: Oeserstraße 74, 65934 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Location: The EURO50 venue is a 10-minute taxi journey from the hotel, which costs approximately €15. The venue can be reached on foot within 25 minutes, and is a 12-minute taxi journey from Frankfurt Airport.

Click here to view the venue location on Google Maps.

Changing rooms are available for players, and there will be first-aid, paramedic and physio facilities on site. There will be numerous hydration stations for players and spectators, temperatures will be very high so please ensure that you stay hydrated.

Refreshments will be available on site, as well as live entertainment and a range of activities to keep spectators entertained. Suncream will be provided, although it is advised to also bring your own.

EURO50 programmes are available at the venue.

PLEASE SEE SCHEDULE & FIXTURE DETAILS BELOW

A EURO50 Safety & Respect leaflet, along with further information and advice will be communicated to all players and attendees before the event.

Emergency Contact Details

Regional Qualifiers

Many of our regions hosted qualifying events to select their representative team.

IRELAND

Two qualifying tournaments, with a combined total of 30+ teams recently took place in Dublin and Kildare.

Over 150 Mercury people from Head Office, Hyperscale and Live Environment divisions, were in attendance at Astro Park Tallaght on the 23rd June, where NCH FC & Boca Seniors (CLN) sealed qualification at EURO 50.

One the same day, our Advanced Technology Division held their qualifiers in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Ragball Rovers and Mulveys Mercurians were the final pairing with both sides advancing to Frankfurt on August 13th.

Photos from Carlie Rice and Niamh Gilmore.

NCH FC from Live Environment in Ireland

Boca Seniors from Hyperscale in Ireland

Ragball Rovers & Mulveys Mercurians from Advanced Technology in Ireland

FRANCE

In France a total of four teams from the PAR8/9 and PA13 projects battled it out for a spot at the finals.

Employees from our CDI and DCBS divisions both took part in a brilliant tournament, with on of the PAR8/9 teams securing their berth at EURO 50.

Congratulations to all involved in organising and playing, and also to Valeria Munoz Garcia who took home the Player of the Tournament Award.

Photos from Elaine Dee.

PAR 8/9 team from DCBS in Paris

GERMANY - Frankfurt

In Frankfurt, nine teams from our CDI & DCBS divisions took part in a hotly-contested qualifying tournament at Frankfurt GAA club.

This was another successful qualifying tournament, and provided a great rehearsal ahead of the finals on August 13th.

A huge congratulations to regional winners FF4, who will be joined at the finals by city rivals Frabagas 9.

Photos from Anna Kuchta.

FF4 team from our CDI Division in Frankfurt.

Frabagas 9 (in blue) also from our CDI division in Frankfurt.