Welcome to a Team of Rugby

See our team and get to know about us. Here at Rugby Travel Ireland we specialise in inbound and outbound rugby tours for teams of all ages and all levels. We organise supporter tours for Ireland’s Six Nations matches, Rugby World Cup campaigns, British & Irish Lions Tours and Summer/Autumn Tours.

We also create corporate hospitality packages for international rugby matches as well as corporate incentive travel and prizes.

Our Team

Mark Pinsent
Managing Director

Mark has two decades experience in running businesses in event management, corporate hospitality, sports management and rugby travel. He has travelled the rugby world and is always on the lookout for new and exciting destinations.

Gemma Crowley
General Manager

Gemma is the former Ireland Women's Team Manager. She has a wealth of experience including Team Services for The British & Irish Lions 2017 and Team Services Pool Manager for RWC 2015.​

Cathal O'Reilly
Operations Manager

Cathal has been on every major rugby tour there is with Rugby Travel Ireland! His attention to detail guarantees that you will always have a great tour. Still playing with Old Crescent, Cathal is a rugby man through and through!

Eugene McGovern
Tour Manager

Eugene is a former professional with Munster Rugby. His wealth of experience ensures that our school and club tours are highly organised and great fun.

Proinsias Matthews
Digital Manager

Head of design, social media and web development for Rugby Travel Ireland. Chances are that you have liked, shared or commented on one of Proinsias' posts or videos! Proinsias also ensures you get all the information on your tour locations.

Damien Philpott
Team Tour Coordinator

Former games master with Presentation Brothers College Cork and chairman of the Munster schools committee. Tour manager of school rugby tours to South Africa and Argentina and Munster U19 inter-provincial rugby tours.

Grainne McAuliffe
Office Manager

With a keen interest in all sports and with over 10 years customer service experience in sports retail and the facilities industry, Grainne strives to go the extra mile to ensure all customer needs and expectations are met.

Niamh Sheahan
Sports Travel Consultant

Niamh is an experienced travel consultant and previously worked six years for Trailfinders. Her in depth knowledge of online reservation systems ensures that we can offer our clients real time prices on flights, hotels etc. Niamh comes from a strong rugby family and in her spare time loves going to Energia All Ireland league matches.

Meet Our Team on Tour