With the introduction of the first Spring League at Garryowen FC, an expanded IRFU Tag in Munster kicks off a little earlier this year. Read on for a quick tour of this year’s venues in Munster.
Limerick city will see Spring Leagues for the first time as Garryowen FC in Limerick, in its fifth year as an IRFU Tag venue, continues to grow.
Over 30 teams will be contesting the various grades at this venue, which staged the 2009 All-Ireland Tag Championships.
Also in their fifth year, Nenagh Ormond RFC in north Tipperary look set to increase their leagues yet again and registrations are already busy with activity.
In Cork city and in addition to Ballincollig RFC
, who made the summer very memorable indeed for the teams
playing there in 2010, Highfield RFC
is already filling its leagues with teams from all over the city and its environs.
Next stop we arrive at Waterpark RFC
in Waterford city.This venue has filled rapidly for each of its previous four seasons and 2011 looks certain to continue this trend.
32 teams from the Waterford area will compete in various grades for 10 weeks throughout the summer with the club running various post-match social events in addition.
In the South West, Rugbai Corca Dhuibhne (Dingle Rugby Club) will run its fourth IRFU Tag Beach Tag event.
Each year teams descend upon this most scenic part of the Kerry coast to enjoy its beautiful beach, play Bud
Light Tag and of course enjoy a weekend away together in the Gaelteacht. Event details will be announced
later in the spring.
IRFU Tag teams registering now can still enter the competition draw and win VIP match tickets. This is the chance to attend matchday events at the Aviva Stadium when Ireland play England and later in the year, play two Rugby World Cup warm-up games.
With the deadline for this next draw up on Friday, March 11, registrations have unsurpisingly been very busy.
For details on how to enter or register a team with IRFU Tag, please click here
. Places are subject to availability and
have already sold out in venues, so do not leave it too late.
Next week, we will take a look at IRFU Tag in Ulster.