Once more tag rugby players enjoyed non-stop sunshine, exciting games and a great post-match gathering in the Sunny South-East. This was the final Beach Tag event of the year and Curracloe in Wexford was the place to be.
Teams arrived on the white sand of this magnificent Blue Flag beach and checked in ahead of games with the replacement ‘iHooter’ kicking matches off for the day.
Following the group stages, the Bowl Semi-Finals and Cup Semi-Finals began with The Tigers defeating Douchetags 4-0 and The Holy Shows v The Kind Sirs ending with the Sirs winning 5-2.
Afterwards, Megan’s Monsters overcame the Knocklofty Leisure Centaurs and the Cunning Linguists beat BNY Mellon in an exciting pair of great Cup semi-finals.
Finals went as follows:-
The Holy Shows 4 – 1 Douchetags
The Tigers 3 – 3 The Kind Sirs (Kind Sirs won in Golden Try extra-time)
Knocklofty Leisure Centaurs 5 -2 BNY Mellon
Cunning Linguists 5 – 6 Megan’s Monsters
The Spirit of Tag trophy was presented to Douchetags for the way they persisted with good spirits throughout the day and particularly the appreciative effort made in getting down to Wexford despite no accommodation.
Following the day’s games players gathered in T Morris bar in Wexford town for trophy presentations and to get the evening’s Apres-Tag underway, following on The Stores.
We would like to thank each and every tag player and supporter for their participation in this beach tag event as well as our fantastic referees. Special mention also to all at T Morris, The Winning Post, Wexford County Council and the Wexford Garda station.
Next up this season is the IRFU Volkswagen Tag All-Ireland Championships at Suttonians RFC on Saturday August 10th where 70 teams across 4 x grades will contest the various titles. The week after will see the Guinness ‘Mid-Strength’ Irish Rugby Gathering in full swing, where a tag rugby open competition will run alongside the IRFU Club Sevens in addition to an open touch rugby competition. The event takes place at UCD Campus, Belfield, Dublin where the organisers are set and ready to host more than 3,000 people throughout the day.
– Register for Tag at Guinness ‘Mid-Strength’ Irish Rugby Gathering
(Please note places are limited and subject to availability)
– More information on Irish Rugby Gathering