Ireland unveil next stage of 2023 World Cup bid

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Ulster's Kingspan Stadium has been selected as one of the venues for Ireland's 2023 World Cup bid

12 stadiums are included in Ireland's World Cup bid including Ulster's Kingspan Stadium, Celtic Park in Londonderry and Casement Park in Belfast

The next stage of Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 has been unveiled in Dublin.

12 stadiums have been included in the bid including Casement Park in Belfast, Ulster's Kingspan Stadium and Celtic Park in Londonderry.

GAA stadiums make up the majority of the venues alongside Thomond Park, Aviva Stadium and the RDS.

The others are: Croke Park (Dublin), Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Cork), Casement Park (Belfast), Fitzgerald Stadium (Kerry), Pearse Stadium (Galway), McHale Park (Mayo), Nolwlan Park (Kilkenny) and Celtic Park (Derry).

Former Irish captain Brian O'Driscoll says it would be a huge boost for the island of Ireland.

Actor Liam Neeson narrated the promotional video entitled "Ready For The World" which was unveiled by the bid team at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) confirmed that Neeson had waived any potential fee for the promotional video.

World Rugby will decide on the successful candidate in November 2017.

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