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Disability Tag

A rugby team for players with learning difficulties

What is disability tag rugby?

Disability tag rugby is a fast and exciting non-contact sport that encourages the positive development of running, balance and handling skills.

It is also an enjoyable way to keep healthy and fit. Disability tag rugby can be played by men, women and children of all ages and abilities. The sport caters for those aged 6 years plus, with no upper age limit.

Is disability tag rugby available for all players with a disability in Ireland?

Whilst there is an increasing number of disability tag rugby teams across Ireland, not every club will have a team. Where some players may have started the game with a club at mini level, they might need to switch to another club to access disability tag rugby to remain playing within a safe environment.

Disability tag rugby is fully inclusive and caters for a wide range of players, including wheelchair users and those with additional needs. That said, disability tag rugby is largely played on grass and, as the typical season runs from September to December and March to June, unless indoor facilities are available the use of a wheelchair on grass will be largely dependent upon weather and pitch conditions.

As this is a non-contact sport, players who require glasses can wear prescription sports goggles that can be purchased from most opticians.

The current list of clubs providing disability tag rugby can be found below please note not all clubs will have u15s and/or over 15s teams.

Club Name Team Name Training Ages Lead Contact Name Email Address
Galway Corinthians Raptors Saturday All ages Derek Niland derek@connachtpropertyvaluations.ie
Tuam RFC Little Rascals Friday  at 6pm U15s Noreen Ward Noreenward30@gmail.com
Club Name Team Name Training Ages Lead Contact Name Email Address
Co carlow FC County Carlow Bees Thursday Under 15s and over 15s Aurlene Browne aurleneb@gmail.com
Railway Union RFC Railway Union Steamers Wednesday under 15s Dee Roberts deirdre_roberts@hotmail.co.nz
Seapoint RFC Seapoint Dragons Sunday Under 15s and over 15s Joanne Dwyer joannedwyer1@gmail.com
Naas RFC Naas Vipers Saturday U15s Yvette Molloy molloy.yvette@gmail.com
Navan RFC NRFC Blue Dragons Sunday U18s Gerry Sweeney gersweeney@gmail.com
New Ross Rfc Dunbrody Warriors Friday Over 18s Nicky Haberlin Haberlinnicky@gmail.com
DLSP FC DLSP Eagles Sunday All ages David Hicks eagles@dlspfc.ie
North Kildare RFC Skylarks Thursday under 15s Eoin Fahy eoin.m.fahy@gmail.com
Edenderry Edenderry Sharks Thursdays All ages Gill Hoey Edenderrysharks@gmail.com
Balbriggan RFC Balbriggan Stingers Sunday over 12s Alison (Ali) Cashell alicashell@gmail.com
Clontarf FC Clontarf Bulls Sunday under 15 and over 15s Dolores O’Hagan Skelly doloresskelly@gmail.com
Portarlington RFC Port Eagles Wednesday and Saturday All ages Barry Lambkin Rugby@portarlingtonrugby.com
Cill Dara RFC Foxes Saturday 7yrs to 18 yrs Paul McGrath paulmcgrathspsv@gmail.com
Wicklow RFC Wicklow Warriors Thursday All ages James Keating Wicklowman@gmail.com
Garda/Westmanstown RFC Westmanstown Wasps Sunday All ages Eamon O’Grady eamonogrady@gmail.com
Arklow RFC Red Kites Wednesday Over 18s Tadhg O Scannail Arklowinclusiverugby@gmail.com
Mullingar RFC The lions Monday Senior Clare O’Brien Mullingarccro@leinsterrugby.ie
Terenure College RFC Terenure Tigers Sunday Ages 6 to 20 yrs Bernard Molloy Molloybernard@gmail.com
MU Banrhall Buffaloes Subnday over 18s James Jones jamesjones1993@gmail.com
Greystones RFC Greystones Seagulls Sunday Over 15s Andrew Broderick andrew@bkraccountants.ie
St Marys College RFC St Marys Stars Wednesday Over 18s at the moment Lauren Gilsenan apa@stewartscare.ie
Tullamore RFC Tigers Monday and Friday Over18s Paul Cronin croninp563@outlook.com
Clondalkin RFC Crusaders Saturday U15’s Gareth Steed Garethjsteed@gmail.com
Club Name Team Name Training Ages Lead Contact Name Email Address
Garryowen FC Garryowen Lions Tuesday and Thursday Over 18s only Ashley Ryan ashleyryan925@hotmail.com
Mallow RFC Mallow Barbarians Thursday Over 18s only Paula Reilly Reillyp@cope-foundation.ie
Thomond rfc TRFC Rugby for all Wednesday U 15s Colm kerley Kerleycolm@yajoo.ie
Ballincollig RFC Ballincollig Warriors Sunday 5 to 12 Rob Keane tana_04@hotmail.com
Old Crescent Old Crescent Wolves Sunday Under 18 Pat Monaghan monaghan2907@gmail.com
Club Name Team Name Training Ages Lead Contact Name Email Address
Ballymoney RFC Ballymoney Blue Jays Friday Under 12 Tracy Hanna tracyleanne@hotmail.com
Portadown RFC Portadown Panthers Saturday 6+ Karen Flack karenflack0@gmail.com
PSNI RFC Newforge Taggers Sunday Under 15’s and Over 15’s Rachel Melville rachelmelville91@yahoo.co.uk
Enniskillen RFC SKINclusions Wednesday 11+ Trevor Whittaker trevwhittaker@gmail.com
Ballymena RFC Ballymena Bears Sunday Over 7 to 50+ Gary Donald gdjd6@hotmail.com
Virginia RFC Virginia All Blacks Sunday U12   over 12s Lisa Lynch lisa.lynch205@gmail.com
Ballyclare RFC Clare Hares Friday All ages Cliff Gilmore j88rcg@gmail.com
Co Cavan RFC Cavan Lions Wednesday Over 18s Audrey Maguire audreymaguire85@gmail.com
Donaghadee RFC Donaghadee Seaside Sharkies Monday Under and over 15 Peter brown Pete@oldhenhouse.com