19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
The four clubs, Malone, Clonakilty, Clondalkin, and Monivea all brought 3 teams made up of under 8's, U10's & U12's. Everybody played a round robin league. Three international rugby players - Shane Byrne, Emmet Byrne and Bob Casey were there to lend their support and they signed autographs and posed for photos with all the teams.
Each tag rugby match lasted 10 minutes with the emphasis on skill, running, handling and sportsmanship. The results for each match were not recorded. Instead each participating team was marked out of '5' under three catagories as follows:
2. Tag Rugby Skills.
All of the teams scored very highly in each category with the highest score eventually going to Monivea RFC, Connacht.