3Arena is to stage the opening night of the 2018 Unibet Premier League season as the world’s top darts stars return to Ireland on Thursday February 1. The 3Arena has become a hugely popular destination on the 16-week roadshow tour of the Premier League since the first visit to Dublin in 2012, with sell-out crowds cheering on the likes of Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright. Next year’s event will be the first of 16 nights in the 2018 Premier League, as ten players compete in five matches in Dublin to kick off the new season. The field of ten players for the 2018 Premier League will be confirmed in January, with the top four players in the PDC Order of Merit joined by six Wildcard selections. Tickets will be priced as follows: Front Table Section: €56 per ticket Tiered Seating: €31 per ticket
Ireland take on Italy in Round 2 of the NatWest 6Nations championship. Ireland have come out on top in 17 of the 18 fixtures played between the two sides.
Wales’ Nigel Owens will referee Ireland’s 6 Nations opener against France in Paris on Saturday, February 3, following confirmation today of the match official appointments for the 2018 Championship.