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When Volkswagen Tag Returned To Portstewart

When Volkswagen Tag Returned To Portstewart

Portstewart Strand welcomed IRFU Volkswagen Tag teams to its shores once again for another memorable day

On the beautiful Causeway Coast, teams got together again for a day of tag rugby at Portstewart Strand. This fine white sand beach is a firm favourite amongst taggers and last week was no exception. 

Three pitches were lined out due to the increase in teams upon last year. This rise in team numbers will undoubtedly continue in 2015 given the enthusiastic feedback throughout the day. 

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With three tables of teams finishing up their games mid-afternoon, everyone was in the running for silverware and the semi-finals went as follows:-

Bowl Semi-Finals
Citi Sharks 6 The Others 5
Coleraine RFC 6 Mighty 2’s 12

Plate Semi-Finals
Ulster Wizards 4 Tag My Beach Up 4
(Ulster Wizards won 5-4 in extra-time)
CCRCB 1 The Leagles 4

Cup Semi-Finals
Friesian Taggers 15 Bee Taggers 1
The Mexicans 8 Bee Tiggers 0

Bowl Final
Citi Sharks 9 Mighty 2’s 2

Plate Final
Leagles 4 v Ulster Wizards 4
(Ulster Wizards won 5-4 in extra-time…AGAIN!)

Cup Final
The Mexicans 3 Friesian Taggers 10

Teams later met up at The Anchor in Portstewart for some gratefully received food. Trophy presentations took place there at half-time of the Argentina v Ireland test which was shown live and then the DJ took over making sure everyone present enjoyed a great evening. 

As always, many many thanks to our refs, Neil R, Neil M, Stevie and Davey, Apres-Tag hosts The Anchor, the wonderful National Trust (www.facebook.com/PortstewartNT), Claire McAteer and of course to each every tag player who made it such a special day. We cannot wait until next year’s event which will prove even bigger and better. 

Teams eager to give beach tag a try have one more chance this Summer to do so with the venue being Strandhill in Co.Sligo, another firm favourite. Registrations are live online at www.irfutag.ie with places available subject to availability. Deadline for teams sign up approaches, so please do not leave it too late! for more details see Beach Tag section of the tag website or email tag@irfu.ie