Saturday 16 December 2017

Great fun and action at mixed tag rugby final

Mill road venue packed for season finale

Denis Cahalane, with Don, Donnan and Alan Hurst at the Tag Rugby night at Dundalk Rugby Club
Denis Cahalane, with Don, Donnan and Alan Hurst at the Tag Rugby night at Dundalk Rugby Club
Paula Keene (left), Tallanstown, Anita Lennon, Ardee and Pauline Kellett, Tallanstown
Gary O'Hanlon, Geraldine Conroy and Maurice Murphy

Dundalk After Dark

On Friday night I managed to make it out to the Rugby Club for the final evening of the Volkswagen Mixed Tag Rugby Final which was taking place between Carlingford Knights and Team Blue Sky and a good crowd turned out specially for the finale. The event has run over the last number of months, featured 10 mixed teams from the area and proved a huge success.

I was only there when I met up with Robbie Kieran and Gerard Curran both from Marian Park who told me they play with Horseware who told me the celebrations had already started for them because they had won Section B.

Not too far away I got talking to someone who told me they were Conor Kane from Point Road who told me was the star of Tony's Leftovers and said he was the only one from the team there to celebrate.

A special mention has to go out to Pierce and Ruby McKevitt from Omeath who were there with their Ferryhill Farms Frozen Yoghurt and Ice Cream cycle who were cooling people down as the evening got hectic.

After this I headed over for a chat with Philip McGahon from Tallanstown who said he was the captain of the Horseware team who were the overall winners and he was joined by Ciaran Boyle from Togher, Karen Durnin from Ash Grove, Ursula Noone from Jenkinstown, Ciaran Burke from Priorland Gardens. Pauline Kellett from Tallanstown, Paul Dromgoole from Darver, Anita Lennon from Ardee and Paula Keene from Tallanstown who told me they were celebrating winning The Conference on 'Horseware Hill'.

I then caught up with Danny Hurst from Stabannon who was with Alan and his son Don Hurst from Bishops Court who told me Danny and Alan had turned out for the Glyde Inn team who had successfully won the 2nd division.

Making my way through the crowds I then met up with Aoife Butler from Racecourse Road, Michaela Murphy from Ardee and Kate McCarthy from Clare who were there for Horseware and were up for a mad night's celebrations.

Not too far away I got a word with Suzanne Flynn from Belfry Drive who had been refereeing matches and was with her daughter Kate Flynn who had been part of the Tony's Leftovers team who assured me there were loads of the team there, they were just hiding on Conor whom I'd met earlier.

Directly after this I met another Conor Kane from Point Road too, what were chances of that I wondered? He was with Frankie, Hannah and Nicole Sheeran from Hackballscross who were also from the Leftovers and assured me they were going to enjoy the celebrations no matter what.

Fresh off the field after finishing runner up were Zoe Valentine from Ballybarrack, Meadhbh O'Callaghan from Redbarns Road Ellen O'Hara from Carrick Road who told me had been a great game against the Knights all the same.

After this I got talking to Knights supporter Sarah Delahunt from Carlingford who was with star player Alex Reid also from Carlingford who told me they were just about ready for some celebrating.

Not too long later I got talking to Colm Kiernan from Warrenpoint, Ali and Conor McEnhill from Carlingford who were over the moon about the result, as were Mark Murtagh from Newry, Jack and Joanne Redpath from Carlingford, Micheal Devlin from Hilltown, Shane O'Callaghan from Blackrock Niall Kerley and Gavin Mullen from Omeath and Hannah Burns from Warrenpoint, who were delighted to retain the title and all the hard training every Monday night had certainly paid dividends.

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