Thursday 29 September 2016

Tag for all seasons in new Volkswagen leagues

Published 15/01/2016 | 02:30

After ten years of Volkswagen Tag, we see an impressive list of host clubs open to registrations, and all for a registration fee that will not be beaten anywhere else (Stock picture)
After ten years of Volkswagen Tag, we see an impressive list of host clubs open to registrations, and all for a registration fee that will not be beaten anywhere else (Stock picture)

New spring, summer, and autumn leagues are on offer to Volkswagen Tag teams around Ireland this year with registrations now open online (on www.irfutag.ie), registration opened on Wednesday morning at 11am.

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Volkswagen Tag is a form of social, non- contact rugby, played by mixed teams, men's teams or women's teams. It is Ireland's only IRFU-run tag rugby programme and is hosted solely at rugby clubs. The season takes place during a time when the regular rugby season quietens down and a busy clubhouse is still desired.

In Connacht, spring gets going at the fantastic setting of NUI Galway with 24 teams blowing the dust and cobwebs away and hitting the tag field.

Sligo and Galway Corinthians then lead the way into summer. Sligo is a vibrant club with the emphasis on the fun side of the game and is growing still, while Galway Corinthians is the largest tag venue anywhere, with over 1,100 players each Thursday turning up to play and then enjoy the busy social calendar the club puts on for them.

After ten years of Volkswagen Tag, we see an impressive list of host clubs open to registrations, and all for a registration fee that will not be beaten anywhere else. Teams signing up automatically enter draws for exclusive competitions which include tickets to see Ireland play at the Aviva Stadium and Ireland shirts signed by the squad.

Beach Tag dates will be announced in due course as will details of this year's All-Ireland Championships.

To sign up to play Volkswagen Tag, just go to www.irfutag.ie any time. Be warned, however, leagues do fill up by the middle of February at various host clubs. Don't waste any time in getting organised. Ensure a happy team by signing up promptly.

For queries, please email tag@irfu.ie.

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