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.
|Balbriggan||Balbriggan Stingers||U15s & Over 15s||Leigh O’Toolefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Barnhall||Barnhall Buffaloes||U15s & Over 15s||James Jonesemail@example.com|
|Cill Dara||Cill Dara Foxes||Over 15s||Paul McGrathfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clontarf||Clontarf Bulls||U15s & Over 15s||Ivan Skellyemail@example.com|
|Coolmine||Coolmine Pumas||U15s & Over 15s||Sean Leefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|County Carlow||Co Carlow Bees||U15s & Over 15s||Muireann Brennanemail@example.com|
|De La Salle Palmerstown||DLSP Eagles||U15s & Over 15s||Dave Hicksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Garda||Westmanstown Wasps||U15s & Over 15s||Eamon O’Gradyemail@example.com|
|Greystones||Greystone Seagulls||U15s & Over firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mullingar||Mullingar Lions||U15s & Over 15s||Clare O’Brienemail@example.com|
|Naas||Naas Vipers||U15s||Susan McKeownfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Navan||Navan Blue Dragons||U15s||Gerry Sweeneyemail@example.com|
|New Ross||Dunbrody Warriors||Over 15s||Michael Sealefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|North Kildare||Skylarks||U15s & Over 15s||Sinead Griffinemail@example.com|
|Seapoint||Seapoint Dragons||U15s & Over 15s||Peter O’Brienfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|St Marys College||Stewarts Care||Over 15s||Dean Rock||Dean.Rock@stewartscare.ie|
|Terenure College||Terenure Tigers||u15s & Over 15s||Bernard Molloyemail@example.com|
|Tullamore||Tullamore Tigers||Over firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wicklow||Wicklow Warriors||U15s & Over 15s||James Keatingemail@example.com|
|Ballyclare RFC||Clare Hares||U15s & Over 15s||Tommy Scottfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ballymena RFC||Ballymena Bears||U15s & Over 15s||Gary Donaldemail@example.com|
|Donaghadee RFC||Seaside Sharkies||U15s & Over 15s||Peter Brownfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dungannon RFC||Stevenson Sharks||U15s & Over 15s||Jim McGinleyemail@example.com|
|Enniskillen RFC||Ennniskillen Elks||U15s & Over 15s||Stuart McCraefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|PSNI||Newforge Taggers||U15s & Over 15s||Rachel Melvilleemail@example.com|
|Portadown RFC||Portadown Panthers||U15s & Over 15s||Karen Flackfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Virginia RFC||Virginia all Blacks||U15s & Over 15s||Peter Skellyemail@example.com|